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.?

Typhoon Goni – locally known as Rolly – made landfall on 1 November 2020 in the Bicol region of the Philippines, before moving across the Luzon island group and making landfall a further three times. On 11 November 2020, Typhoon Vamco – locally known as Ulysses – made landfall in Quezon province in the Calabarzon region of the Luzon island group. The president declared a state of calamity for the entire Luzon island group as a result of the two typhoons making landfall in a short space of time, as well as three cyclones in October. The impact is expected to be long term, with 905,000 people in need and large-scale destruction or damage of 8,500 schools, 350 health facilities, and houses.?

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

Since 1 January, the regions of Bicol, Western and Eastern Visayas have experienced severe flooding and landslides due to heavy rainfall. Negros Occidental province (Western Visayas) is particularly impacted with over 81,000 people affected, and over 1,200 homes totally or partially damaged. Priority needs are unclear but relief and evacuation efforts are underway.?

12/01/2020: Over 26,000 people remain displaced in evacuation shelters as a result of Typhoon Goni and Vamco, particularly in Bicol and Calabarzon region. Food, cash, and livelihood assistance is still required for those affected. 905,000 people will need humanitarian assistance for long-term recovery.?


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: 3

Impact: 3.5

Humanitarian Conditions: 2.7

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: