The Philippines is among the most disaster-prone countries of the world, with typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, accounting for more than 4 million displacements in 2019.?

In October 2019, a series of earthquakes hit Mindanao island, particularly affecting Tulunan, North Cotabato province (Region XII) in central Mindanao. The earthquakes killed 23 people, affected over 350,000 people, and caused severe infrastructure damage. As of 11 June, 74,240 people remain displaced (some 14,835 in evacuation centres and 59,405 with relatives/friends), with current needs unclear.?

In May 2020, Typhoon Ambo made landfall seven times, affecting 580,000 people in Eastern Samar, Calabarazon, and Bicol regions. Destructive winds, flooding, and landslides resulted in significant damage to agriculture and damaged 60,000 homes as well as multiple health facilities. As of 9 July, the shelters to accommodate those internally displaced have all been closed, with the current number of those still displaced unclear.?

Protracted armed conflict and clan violence in southern Mindanao has led to a complex humanitarian situation on Mindanao island. More than 152,000 people are displaced in Mindanao as a result of armed conflict, including 127,000 individuals still displaced from the siege on Marawi City in 2017.?

INFORM measures the Philippines's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 5.3/10.?

Latest Developments

Flash floods on 14 October in Cotabato province affected over 120,000 people, of whom 3,600 were displaced. The southwest monsoon and Tropical Depression Ofel continue to impact other areas of the Philippines, including Mindanao island and Cebu province. Some 20,000 people have been affected in Cebu province, with 250 temporarily displaced.?

Key Figures

People affected
People displaced
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 2.4

Impact: 3.1

Humanitarian Conditions: 1.7

Complexity: 3

Access Constraints: 2

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

12 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: