Philippines — Marawi Crisis Report 7 (28 September 2017)

IOM Philippines,
Snapshot Date
Sep 28 2017
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


On 23 May 2017, a group of rebel fighters called the “Maute Group” attacked the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur, population: 211,000+. The assault affected 98% of the population, displacing 359,680 people. A majority of the displaced have sought shelter from relatives, instead of heading to evacuation centers set up by the government and its partners. A large issue in evacuation centers is congestion, which is partly relieved by home-based and community-based IDPs, although their option to find refuge in family opens them up to other issues as well, including access to aid and assistance.The collection of data for the 7th Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report aims to assess gaps, needs and issues of the evacuation centers in Iligan City, and municipalities of Balo-i, Pantar and Pantao Ragat in Lanao del Norte of Region X; and Saguiaran in Lanao del Sur of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. This DTM report provides updates on the situation of the evacuation centers, IDPs' intentions to return to their places of origin and how solutions can be provided for their sustainable return.