Philippines — Displacement Snapshot Maguindanao (24 April 2015)

30 Apr 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. To date, IOM has assessed 18 sites in Maguindanao. 25,553 IDPs (5,746 households) were identified. 56% of the IDPs are currently living in enclosed spaces such as classrooms, tents and mosques. 44% of IDPs are living in makeshift shelters without privacy, and are exposed to greater vulnerability. Majority of displaced persons are located in the municipalities of Datu Salibo and Datu Saudi-Ampatuan7% of sites). 56% percent of all IDPs are female. 

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