Philippines: Marawi Conflict Snapshot (13 December 2017)


Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are starting to return to Marawi City after the end of clashes between Armed Forces of the Philippines and the non-state armed group. Affected barangays are grouped by cluster and are being cleared for phased returns. Families from barangays under clusters 1, 2 and 3 have returned.

Barangays under clusters 4, 5, and 6 are still waiting to be cleared for safe return. National government’s Task Force Bangon Marawi with the local government of Marawi have been coordinating the safe return of IDPs and providing return packages that include food packs, hygiene kits, kitchen kits and financial assistance.

A transitory site is being constructed in Barangay Sagonsongan to decongest evacuation sites and accomodate IDPs from the most affected areas.


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