Philippines — Displacement Snapshot Maguindanao (22 May 2015)

22 May 2015 Philippines Download

From February to March 2015, a-month-long law and order operations lead by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) left more than 91,000 displaced individuals in 13 municipalities of the province of Maguindanao. 68% of the IDPs are currently living in enclosed spaces such as classrooms, tents and mosques. 32% of IDPs are living in makeshift shelters without privacy, and are exposed to greater vulnerability. All sites are in need of continued CCCM support. Majority (72%) of displaced persons are located in the municipalities of Datu Salibo (28%) and Datu Saudi-Ampatuan (44%) where also the most number of displacement sites are located (57% of sites). Dapiawan Elementary School in Datu Saudi-Ampatuan has the largest number of IDPs (6,375 or 20% of all IDPs). Fifty-two percent of all IDPs are female. Five percent of the population (1,607 persons) in two sites do not have any access to any referral pathway. In the largest site, Dapiawan Elementary School (20% of IDPs) only Health referral is available. The snapshot also includes a needs and concerns assessment as well as a displacement overview map of Mindanao.


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