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Record 50 million people displaced internally – monitors

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:55 AM

'Internally displaced people are often highly vulnerable people living in crowded camps, emergency shelters, and informal settlements with little or no access to health care,' IDMC director Alexandra Bilak says in a statement

ARRESTED. Rohingya people who were arrested at sea in December walk on a beach after being transported by Myanmar authorities to Thalchaung near Sittwe in Rakhine state on January 13, 2020. Photo by STR/AFP

Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide – UN

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The current figure is equivalent to the entire population of Thailand, and the number of people forcibly displaced equates to one in every 110 persons worldwide

INTERNALLY DISPLACED. Somali internally displaced people (IDPs) wait in a line for food distribution in Mogadishu on May 22, 2018. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:59 PM

According to the International Rescue Committee internally displaced people are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED More than 65 6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016 according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

SAVE A LIFE. By the time you finish this sentence, someone will have been displaced by war, conflict and violence. In 2016, 10.3 million were newly displaced, an equivalent of one person every three seconds. Photo credit:UNHCR/A. McConnell

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The assistance is being conducted in Lanao del Sur Lanao del Norte and Iligan City schools where most of the displaced students are enrolled

ASSISTANCE. The Department of Education provides psychological first aid to students displaced by the conflict in Marawi. Photo from the Department of Education

1,955 families displaced amid Butig clashes

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:40 AM

The local government is expecting more residents to be displaced as the military continues its offensive against the local terror group

DISPLACED. Social workers from the provincial government of Lanao del Sur attend to the need of displaced families in Butig town after armed skirmishes between government forces and the Maute terror group. Photo courtesy of Jennie Tamano, Lanao del Sur PIO

Atrocities of trench warfare: A 'bakwit' experience

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Experiencing their struggle firsthand can change the way we view the Lumad

Rappler Talk: Addressing Lumad killings and internally displaced people

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Rappler talks to Vicky Tauli Corpuz the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on how to deal with the alleged human rights violations committed against the Lumad

Photo exhibit: A crisis almost forgotten

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Nearly two years since the Zamboanga conflict ended the survival of the IDPs remains affected by crisis situation

 Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF

IN PHOTOS: The 'bakwits' of Shariff Aguak

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:57 AM

They need assistance but their sincere hope is for things to go back to normal They do not want to live longer in a situation where they are in constant fear of getting caught in the crossfire

Mindanao's returnees get help with kelp

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Displaced by conflict some Mindanao residents are trying to get back on their feet through livelihood but the temporary nature of their return still poses problems

Living in conflict zone: I know what it feels like

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The real pain however comes when the adrenaline dries up and you realize that you may not be able to return to your “home” for a long time if ever

Muslim migrants in Manila: BBL best option for peace

Feb 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM

We are devoted Muslims We don’t want war Hajji Moh’d Ersad Malli says

Zamboanga still under siege

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:45 AM

191 people died in the siege of Zamboanga City More than a year after gunfire punctuated church bells across the city the death count has more than doubled

DESTRUCTION. Sta Catalina, after the siege. Photo by Patricia Evangelista/Rappler

Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees: fleeing in their thousands

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:17 AM

About 400 000 of the internally displaced are in or near Yola according to Nigeria s National Emergency Management Agency heaping pressure on the city s resources

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Displaced top 2M as winter hits northern Iraq

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:30 AM

UN: The lack of proper shelter thermal insulation of shelters and non food items will eventually negatively impact the health status of displaced populations during winter

REFUGEES. A Turkman family who were displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after ISIS militants took control of the area in June 2014 sit in a house that they rent in Baghdad during a visit by humanitarian activists who distribute toys, clothes and blankets on November 28, 2014. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Don’t forget 20K homeless after Yolanda – UN

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:00 PM

International organizations and humanitarian groups have credited the government for its competent and impressive rehabilitation efforts but notes that permanent shelter and livelihood remain urgent needs

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict – study

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Report: 22 million people were displaced in 2013 due to disasters brought on by natural hazards nearly three times the number who were forced from their homes due to violence

AFTERMATH. Residents push a tricycle converted into a funeral carriage. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Malacañang: No undue delay in Zamboanga rehab

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:05 PM

A year after rebels laid siege to the city Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says the delay in moving victims to permanent housing is due to the sheer number of families in need of help

SLOW RECOVERY. Residents who received construction materials start to rebuild their homes a year after the Zamboanga siege. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘We do not want to justify the deaths’ – Zambo mayor

Sep 08, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Almost a full year after the siege of the city Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco admits to the rise in deaths among the internally displaced and says there is much that needs to be done

ONE YEAR AFTER. An internally displaced child looks out from a makeshift home at the Enriquez Sports Complex in Zamboanga City. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Life is hard for displaced Zamboanga residents

May 12, 2014 - 2:20 PM

The everyday challenge of enduring lengthy lines and sanitation measures in the main evacuation site worsened matters for internally displaced people of Zamboanga

1.9 million displaced in Sudan's Darfur: UN

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:31 AM

But as Sudan s humanitarian needs mount particularly in Darfur the United Nations has received just over half of the funding it requested with world attention focused on other crises

DISPLACED. Portrait of a five-year-old boy in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)’s base in Labado, East Darfur, 19 November 2013. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Over 18,000 Haiyan survivors flock to Manila

Dec 01, 2013 - 11:27 PM

This is based on recent data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development