4 in 10 households in C. Mindanao displaced by conflict

Published on 27 April 2012

Nearly a million of Filipinos living in Central Mindanao have been displaced from their homes over the past 12 years owing to cycles of violent conflict in the region, a joint study by the World Bank and the UN World Food Programme found. (..) Stephen Anderson, WFP Representative and Country Director, meanwhile said that the study would help agencies like WFP “better target food assistance as well as help communities strengthen their resilience to conflict and natural disasters...the two ARMM provinces in Central Mindanao - Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur - suffer the highest levels of food insecurity... this is exacerbated by high levels of exposure to shocks, such as recurrent flooding and crop disease.”

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