Figures at a Glance


Global Displacement

Mindanao Displacement

In November 2018, the Protection Cluster monitored and reported five (5) displacement incidents. A total of 5,035 families (approximately 25,175 persons) were newly displaced in Mindanao. Of these, at least 3,841 families (approximately 19.205 persons) were displaced due to armed conflict and 819 families (approximately 4,095 persons) were displaced due to clan feuds, while another 375 families (approximately 1,875 persons) were displaced due to crime and violence.

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.

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Staff figures

Our workforce is the backbone of UNHCR. As of 31 May 2019, we employ 16,803 people, of whom around nearly 90 per cent are based in the field.

We work in 134 countries, with personnel based in a mixture of regional and branch offices and sub and field offices. Our teams work hard to help the displaced, specializing in a wide range of disciplines, including legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs and health.