Figures at a Glance


Global Displacement

Mindanao Displacement

The Protection Cluster monitored and reported five (5) displacement incidents in May, which displaced 408 families (approximately 1,990 persons) in Mindanao. As of May 2018, there are 228,747 individuals presently displaced in Mindanao.

More info on the Protection Cluster Philippines website.

How we gather our data

Full-time statisticians in UNHCR’s Field Information and Coordination Section track the number of people forced to flee so that when a major displacement crisis erupts, we are able to predict how many people need helphow much help they need and how many staff we must deploy.

These figures are released every year in our Global Trends and Global Appeal reports.

How we use donations


Staff figures

Our staff is the backbone of UNHCR. As of 31 May 2018, we employ 11,517 staff members, of whom around 87 percent are based in the field.

We work in 128 countries, with staff based in a mixture of regional and branch offices and sub and field offices. Our staff works hard to help the displaced, specializing in a wide range of disciplines, including legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs and health.