Philippines: Analysis of State Emergency Response on Humanitarian Aid

The intensified lockdown measures and enhanced community quarantine have resulted in severe movement restrictions, impeding the capacity of humanitarian response from agencies and national and local authorities to engage with vulnerable communities including migrants and refugees.

Conflict affected IDPs in the Mindanao region are noted to be particularly at risk. This is due to the region’s fragile health system, limited number of testing centres and remote areas and IDP sites with little or no access to health services compounded by travel restrictions to Metro Manila. IDPs in Mindanao are further living in cramped conditions in transitory sites and limited access to water, WASH facilities and healthcare.

Source:

OCHA Asia Pacific Humanitarian Update

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