Philippines

DSWD DROMIC Report #1 on the Armed Conflict in Arakan, North Cotabato as of 08 September 2017, 6PM

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SUMMARY

On September 1, 2017, a firefight between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and New People’s Army (NPA) ensued in the Municipality of Arakan, North Cotabato.

  1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

To date, 238 families or 1,190 persons have been affected in Arakan, North Cotabato in Region XII (see Table 1).

  1. Status of Affected Families/Persons

Three (3) Evacuation Centers are currently open with all 238 families or 1,190 Persons staying inside.