The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
The peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberabon Front remains on track.
Securing land for the construction of temporary shelters remains the biggest challenge for the Tropical Storm Washi response.
Heavy rains flood tents in Cagayan de Oro...