The ‘Moro conflict’ in Mindanao between the Philippines government and Moro Muslim groups has been ongoing since 1969, with increasing intensity over the last decade. The conflict has led to widespread displacement, as well as infrastructure and shelter damage.

Around 66,000 people remain displaced by a separate, five-month armed conflict in Marawi city between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Philippines government security forces in 2017.?Marawi city is located in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, which has the highest number of people displaced by armed conflict, crime and violence in the Philippines.?Recovery is underway in the most affected areas however the Government estimates that it will take 3 to 5 years to reconstruct the city.?

INFORM measures Philippines's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 5.5/10.?

Latest Developments

On 19 September, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) declared a national outbreak of polio following the confirmation of a polio diagnosis of a three-year old child in the Lanao del Sur province on Mindanao island.  A second polio case of a five-year-old child in Laguna, ca. 100 km south-east of Metro Manila, was confirmed a day later. The polio virus has also been detected in environmental samples from the sewage system in Manila and in waterways in the southern Davao region in Mindanao. Both children were infected with a vaccine-derived poliovirus type (type VDPV2). Tests of the polio traces in the environmental samples showed a genetic link to VDPV2 raising concerns that the virus is circulating. As polio is highly contagious and affects mainly children under five years of age, enhanced immunization of children under five is the focus of the response. The IFRC estimates that up to 11 million children under five are at risk. National authorities are preparing to roll out several rounds of mass vaccinations in cooperation with UN and NGO partners. The polio re-emergence comes almost 20 years after the Philippines has been declared polio-free in 2000.?

Key Figures

People displaced
Fatalities reported
Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 1.9

Impact: 1.9

Humanitarian Conditions: 1.5

Complexity: 2.5

Access Constraints: 2

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS.
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