Ensuring the rights of nomadic seafarers
A UNHCR-supported documentation programme seeks to assure indigenous Sama Bajau people can access education, health care and housing in the Philippines.
A year after assault on Marawi City, residents still unable to return
Conflict drove 360,000 Filipinos from their homes last May. Months after the city was liberated, destruction and unexploded bombs prevent many from going home.
Mindanao's returnees get help with kelp in the Philippines
UNHCR is helping returnees in Zamboanga's island villages back on their feet by supporting their traditional livelihood and building seaweed dryers.
Fighting in southern Philippines island displaces more than 120,000
UNHCR fears for the safety of civilians as the conflict spreads on Mindanao Island. It has already affected 13 municipalities in the past eight weeks.
Over 120,000 displaced as conflict continues in southern Philippines
1-year on from Typhoon Haiyan, thousands of people still rebuilding lives
Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary: Three generations under one roof in tent city
Having a roof over their heads has helped the Aguilar family in the central Philippines to face their fears and plan for the future.
Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary: From ship to shore, a story of survival
A year after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, people like Bartoleme and have rebuilt their lives and homes with help from the UN refugee agency, UPS and other organizations.
Stateless in the Philippines: Indonesian descendants feel torn between two lands
But due to efforts by the two governments and UNHCR, over 6,000 people of Indonesian descent in Mindanao could soon have a nationality and official status.