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Philippines: Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 9 | 1 to 30 September 2016

4 October 2016 - 12:02am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines
  • Three years after the Zamboanga conflict, over 12,800 persons remain displaced in Zamboanga City waiting for permanent housing and sustainable livelihoods. Home-based IDPs in Zamboanga City were surveyed in July 2016 to help the government track and assist displaced families.

  • UN-led Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting, together with government and NGO partners, verify grave child rights violations in armed con ict in Northern Mindanao.

  • A rapid damage assessment in Maguindanao by the ARMM Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and Mindanao Humanitarian Team highlights need for WASH facilities, medicine and food assistance.

  • Humanitarian agencies are taking positive steps towards securing equal rights for the LGBT community in the Philippines.

In this issue:
  • Home-based IDPs in Zamboanga
  • Verifying child rights violations
  • Maguindanao rapid assessment
  • LGBT in humanitarian response