The Philippines is vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards, including ﬂoods, landslides and typhoons. Consequently, climate change has increased the frequency of intense hydro-meteorological events that call for urgent assistance to enhance the resilience of vulnerable populations. High population density in cities has led to a steep rise in the number of informal settlements that cannot withstand natural hazards.
Further, decades of armed conﬂicts in Mindanao, including clashes between various armed groups and government forces as well as violent clan feuds, have left large populations requiring humanitarian, stabilization and recovery support. Protracted displacement has made IDPs more vulnerable to human traﬃcking. The conﬂict caused by armed extremist groups in Marawi in May 2017 resulted in the displacement of more than 350,000 people as well as the declaration of Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao. The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in May 2018 has created new opportunities to stabilize the region, advance peace and security, and engage in long-term recovery efforts. After years of conflict, strengthening the socio-economic recovery, as well as increased participation and inclusion in decision making will be key to stability and peace.
As the cluster co-lead in CCCM, the main focus of IOM’s response will be assistance to IDPs through camp management activities, including training of local responders and improvement of displacement sites. However, depending on the context, IOM may extend its reach to other sectors such as shelter, protection, health, communications with communities and livelihoods as in the past major emergency responses including the L3-declared Typhoon Haiyan and armed conﬂicts in Mindanao. IOM will ensure that not only IDPs are supported, but also host communities, and that disaster risk reduction is incorporated in response activities for the mitigation of risks of future crises. One of IOM’s comparative advantages in the Philippines is its continuous presence since 2008 and active development and humanitarian engagements in conﬂict-affected Mindanao, supported by cooperative agreements with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government and Bangsamoro entities, CSOs and the security sector. Located in IOM’s global administrative hub, IOM Philippines possess strong procurement, human resources and other administrative support functions to enable rapid and eﬃcient implementation of activities before, during and after the onset of crises.
Note: the projects below are part of the IOM’s Migration Crisis Operational Framework and country strategy to address migration issues and initiate development-principled programming to establish the foundations for longer-term recovery to complement its humanitarian programmes.
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 1,000,000 individuals.
Contact Information: Kristin Dadey, Chief of Mission: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: https://www.iom.int/countries/philippines
IOM Offices: Main Office: Manila Sub-Offices; Cotabato, Baguio
International Staff: 10
National Staff: 118
Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition
Support for vulnerable populations in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) (TBD)Amount Requested: USD 15,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0Objective:Support the livelihood and social cohesion of the vulnerable population in ARMM, and address drivers of instability and forced migration.Beneficiaries:selected communities of ARMM, with a focus on Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi island provinces
Driving Marawi's Rehabilitation through IDP Support, Community Development and Peaceful Transitional Action (TBD)Amount Requested: USD 5,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0Objective:Support for IDPs and conflict-affected communities in Marawi City through transitional shelter support, livelihood support and social cohesion initiatives.Beneficiaries:All 72 barangays in Marawi City
Addressing key drivers of instability and violent extremism in Basuita, Philippines (TBD)Amount Requested: USD 1,170,000 Amount Received: USD 1,170,000Objective:Support social cohesion and community engagement to support the prevention of violent extremism in fragile communities.Beneficiaries:selected communities in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi island provinces
Shelter and Non-food items
Shelter Assistance for Populations Affected by the Marawi Conflict (TBD)Amount Requested: USD 1,200,000 Amount Received: USD 0Objective:Support for IDPs and conflict-affected communities in Marawi City through transitional shelter and cash-based assistance.Beneficiaries:1,700 households in Marawi
Camp Management and Displacement Tracking
Capacity Building Support to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Towards Protection of Mobile and Fragile Populations in the PhilippinesAmount Requested: USD 1,500,000 Amount Received: USD 1,500,000Objective:Support capacity building of DSWD personnel of all the regions on CCCM, Shelter and DTM (Funds received in 2018 and the project is ongoing into 2019).Beneficiaries:All regions in the Philippines
Shelter and Non-Food Items
Emergency and Transitional Shelter Support for Populations displaced by Typhoon OmpongAmount Requested: USD 1,113,000 Amount Received: USD 1,113,000Objective:Support for IDPs through the provision of shelter support including material distribution and cash-based interventions.Beneficiaries:IDPs in Baguio and Tuguegarao