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03 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 159,200 people return to Marawi, while 305,600 people remain displaced
• Typhoon Tembin generates additional displacement, humanitarian need
• USAID provides $8.5 million to support conflict-affected IDPs and returnees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 May 2017 description

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.

05 May 2017 description

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.