• Crisis Severity ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 109,033,000 Total population [?]
  • 9,571,000 People affected [?]
  • 279,000 People displaced [?]
  • 2,517,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

21/12/2021

The humanitarian situation in the Philippines is driven by a long-standing conflict in the south and various natural disasters, including the latest crisis caused by typhoon Rai in southern and central Philippines. The main impacts of these crises are displacement and the disruption of services and livelihoods. People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to these impacts.

The protracted armed conflict on Mindanao island (southern Philippines) since the 1960s has resulted in a crisis that requires political, humanitarian, and long-term response. There were over 116,000 people displaced in Mindanao because of the conflict as at the end of October 2021.

Typhoon Rai (locally named Odette) passed over Caraga (Eastern and Central Visayas) and MIMAROPA regions on 16–17 December 2021, making nine landfalls in seven provinces. The impact resulted in large-scale displacement, damages, and destruction. The needs of the affected population include food, WASH, shelter, health, relief NFIs, restoration of power and communications, early recovery, livelihoods, and education.

The Philippines is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions often result in high rates of displacement. National authorities supported by international partners are largely leading preparedness and response to reoccurring natural disasters and conflict-related displacement. Social cohesion is a significant factor in local resiliency as the displaced often stay with relatives and friends. ?

 

Latest Developments

20/12/2021

There are no recent developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

 

Information Gaps and Needs

11/03/2021

There are information gaps surrounding the needs of conflict-affected communities in Mindanao. Because of the nature of the conflict, displacement is often temporary with people returning to their homes after violence subsides. Movement is often recurring, with people becoming displaced multiple times over the course of a year. It is difficult to assess the severity of needs related to both disruptions in services and access to humanitarian aid.