Philippines — Zamboanga Recovery Programme Report (2 May 2014)

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On 9 September 2013 a group of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) attacked Zamboanga City in Western Mindanao, Philippines. An estimated 118,000 individuals were affected by the armed conflict. Displaced families were scattered to 63 evacuation sites set-up around the city. Based on the consolidated DSWD and IOM Data, the current IDP population as of May 2, 2014 is 4,893 families. 75% of which are still living inside evacuation centers while 25% are already in transitory sites. Within the month of April, the Cawa-cawa Boulevard evacuation center, which consists of 700 IDP families, were gradually congested through various IDP movement. Eight months after the displacement, through the collaborative efforts of the city government, government agencies and humanitarian partners, majority of the displacement shelter of the IDPs were upgraded. 30% of them live inside modified tents made of sacoline material with partition in ECs and 22% of them live inside bunkhouses in transitory sites. 14% of the IDP families in displacement sites still live in makeshift tents.

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