The Philippines: Zamboanga Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 3 October, 2013)

The situation in Zamboanga city and Basilan province, southern Philippines, and its surrounding areas is now a humanitarian crisis with an estimated 170,000 people affected. The violence has left approximately 208 people dead, with tens of thousands affected and over 10,000 homes destroyed. Continued humanitarian assistance is required to help these most vulnerable people.

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