Displaced families struggle to rebuild lives
Thousands of people remain affected by a protracted crisis in disaster-prone Mindanao.
Kaligan lives with her husband and eight children in Maguindanao on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Maguindanao, which literally means ‘people of the flood plains,’ is prone to climate-related disasters and has been seriously affected by conflict between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has been fighting for autonomy for the Moro people over the past four decades.
In 2008, when fighting broke out between the two parties, some 750,000 people were displaced including Kaligan’s family who did return home until 2010. Their house was damaged and two years later, they are still struggling to rebuild their lives.
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