97,000 people return to Marawi following the end of conflict; heavilydamaged areas remain off-limits
IDPs and returnees lack access to adequate services, livelihoods
USAID/OFDA provides support to vulnerable populations in Marawi and surrounding areas
Conflict displaces approximately 360,000 people from Marawi and surrounding areas
USG announces $14.3 million for the Philippines, including $3 million in humanitarian assistance
USAID partners launch interventions to meet IDPs’ urgent humanitarian needs
Unable to attend school, children learn at alternative sites
“Without this program, we would have given up on providing the education she needed.”
May 2017—In Maguindanao and North Cotabato, two provinces in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao region, pervasive instability due to violent extremism, poverty and underdevelopment prevents many children from obtaining a basic education.
Without running water, students face hygiene challenges and education is disrupted
January 2017—Romyla Macanas and Ella Maeh Lopez know how essential clean water is for good hygiene. The two teenagers are in the 10th grade at Tolosa National High School in Leyte province in the central region of the Philippines.
In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the region’s infrastructure. The water systems of schools were not spared, leaving students like Macanas and Lopez to return to classes in a school with no running water.