On May 23, 2017, violent clashes took place when the Armed Forces of the Philippines raided the hideout of a commander of Abu Sayaff, a local militant group that pledged allegiance to the ISIS, in Marawi City, Mindanao Island.
Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it is estimated that there is an additional 300-400 refugees arriving each day.
Incessant heavy monsoon rains (as high as 553 mm) starting on May 26 have caused floods and landslides in many parts of Sri Lanka (15 districts). As of 1st June 2017, 206 people are reported dead, while 92 are missing; so far, over 658,490 people are affected. Further, 1,713 houses were fully destroyed and around 9,294 houses partially damage. Most number of damages to lives and property are reported in Southern and Western part of the country: from Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo and Ratnapura districts.
On 23rd May 2017, nearly 50 gunmen from the Maute Group, supporters of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), entered Marawi City, in Southern Philippines. The government launched a military and law enforcement operation in Marawi City and the President of the Philippines later put the whole island of Mindanao under martial law up to a maximum of 60 days. This escalated to a deadly firefight between government troops and combined forces of Islamic extremists.
Appeal Target: US$ 75,000.00
Balance Requested: US$ 69, 369.00
San Salvador 31 May 2017