Philippines

UNHCR has been operating in the Philippines for over 40 years. For many years, its presence was limited to Manila with a focus on asylum-seekers, refugees, asylum issues and statelessness.

 

US $4.6 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
People in a class.
Isara (L), a refugee from Philippines, during a Greek language class, implemented by UNHCR and partner NGO METAdrasi in Athens. © UNHCR/Socrates Baltagiannis
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As of the end of 2023, the Philippines hosts an estimated 264,000 people who are forcibly displaced, stateless, or at risk of statelessness. Among them, around 136,000 (51%) are internally displaced people, 126,000 (48%) are stateless people or people at risk of statelessness, and 2,000 (1%) are refugees and asylum-seekers. UNHCR is committed to supporting the Philippines in ensuring a favourable protection environment and that national status determination procedures remain accessible to those who are forcibly displaced, stateless, and at risk of statelessness.

UNHCR also continues its efforts to provide them with access to rights and durable solutions, work to reduce and end statelessness and offer strategic and technical support by enhancing the normative framework to address internal displacement in Mindanao.

Explore the dedicated website to access additional information and UNHCR's news and stories related to the Philippines.
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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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Latest updates

Philippines Funding Update - 2024
06-Jun-24
published
1 week ago
Philippines Funding Update - 2023
04-Mar-24
published
3 months ago
Philippines Funding Update - 2022
28-Feb-23
published
1 year ago
5 February 2022
published
2 years ago
21 January 2022
published
2 years ago
9 January 2022
published
2 years ago
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