- IFRC: Philippines: Returnees - DREF operation update No. 1 - DREF operation n° MDRPH025, 15 Jun 2017
- ICRC: Marawi Operations Update No. 4 As of 14 June 2017
- ECHO Factsheet – Philippines - June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
- Human Rights Watch: Philippines - Events of 2016
Manila (ICRC) – One month into the armed conflict in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, many humanitarian needs still exist as the fighting between government security forces and the Maute Group continues without an immediate end in sight.
As the lead disaster response agency and head of the Food and Non-Food (FNI) Cluster, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier today convened a meeting at the Emergency Operations Center in Iligan City to discuss additional needs of Filipinos affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City. The results of the meeting will be raised during the Inter-Cluster Meeting of the National Response Cluster.
Due to the prolonged effect of the ongoing siege in Marawi City, the National Response Cluster chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), agreed during a meeting yesterday to look into a longer-term of assessment of the needs of affected citizens, specifically the requirements for the early recovery and rehabilitation of the city.
During the meeting, the cluster saw the need for a variety of arriving goods that will be provided for the refugees since a long period of assistance must be provided for the affected families.
The Israel Embassy officially turned over one million worth of basic equipment, medicines, and supplies to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to support immediate needs of those affected by the Marawi conflict.
PRC, set up a basic health care unit in (BHCU) in Balo-i Lanao del Norte on June 8. Since basic health services are a major priority in the communities and evacuation centers affected by the conflict, the PRC has provided basic, preventive, and health care emergency treatment and medical supplies.
Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)
Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict
Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in evacuation centers in Northern Mindanao are provided with child and women-friendly spaces to cater to their special needs.
Almost one month after the Marawi armed conflict started, over 314,800 people are now displaced. 94 per cent are staying with host families, while 17,700 (6%) people are staying in 83 evacuation centres.
Iligan, Philippines – With weary but firm arms, Tarhata Mostare cradles her newborn child at the sprawling Buru-un School of Fisheries evacuation centre in Iligan city, which is hosting women, men and children displaced by the fighting between government forces and members affiliated with the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in neighbouring Marawi city on the long-troubled island of Mindanao.
MANILA, June 21 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) provided relief assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various evacuation centers in Iligan City affected by the ongoing armed conflict between the government forces and extremist Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.
Today I announce that the Australian Government is providing humanitarian assistance to civilians displaced by the conflict in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.
The Australian Government is providing food and other supplies valued at $920,000 to help meet the urgent needs of more than 320,000 displaced people.
Our support includes the provision of tarpaulins, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, and water and sanitation kits through the Philippine Red Cross to assist 1000 displaced families.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Federica **Mogherini**, High Representative/ Vice-President, Johannes **Hahn**, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven **Mimica**, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos **Stylianides**, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and Věra **Jourová**, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, made the following statement:
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo today said during a media interview that all agencies of the government as well as the private sector are closely working together to bring immediate assistance to families affected by the on-going armed conflict in Marawi City.
Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants.
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Flood As a consequence of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, heavy rains poured Mindanao. The situation has triggered flooding in Maguindanao. Based on the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 21 municipalities in Maguindanao Province were affected by flood. Nearly 303,000 people were reportedly affected by this situation.
- As of 14 June, three weeks after clashes between government troops and non-state armed actors escalated in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on 23 May 2017, trapped residents inside the conflict area are gradually being rescued by the authorities and the number of displaced people continues to rise.
◾The total number of internally displaced people (IDP) from the conflict is now in excess of 320 000, of which over 21 800 (7%) are in 79 operating evacuation centres, while the rest are with host families.