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Philippines: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2 | March 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

• A 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Surigao displaces thousands of families and causes destruction to homes, schools and infrastructure.

• Over 29,000 people are still displaced in Mindanao due to flooding. Heavy rains combined with rivers clogged with water hyacinth heightens the risk.

• Conflict in Butig, Lanao del Sur continues, with armed groups recruiting more youth as dissatisfaction with the peace process grows.

• Philippine delegates led by the Office of Civil Defense present on civilmilitary coordination at the Humanitarian Partnerships Week in Geneva.

• In brief: OCHA releases Philippine geographic and demographic data for each region, a compilation of vital data for disaster preparedness.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
03 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
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Public Information Unit
Coordination hub(s): 
Manila