Over 320,000 people who have returned to Marawi City are in need of durable solutions to allow them to rebuild their lives. Those who remain displaced in host communities, evacuation centres and transitional sites still face protection concerns, including unequal access to humanitarian assistance.
Lady Jean Kabagani
MARAWI CITY, July 19 (PIA TFBM ICCC) -- About 45 pediatric patients were treated with conditions such as cleft lips and palates, closure and creation colostomy, inguinal hernia, congenital pediatric surgery and other afflictions.
Marawi kids aged one to 18 years undergone major and minor surgeries after passing surgical screening.
Armed clashes in June displace more than 14,000 people
USAID partners provide emergency food, shelter, and WASH assistance
USAID/OFDA contributes additional $3 million to support conflict-affected IDPs and returnees
WFP received a contribution of NZD 500,000 (US$ 350,000) from the Government of New Zealand to continuously provide life-saving food assistance to those still living in displacement.
In May, WFP simultaneously conducted rice distributions to displaced families in 11 barangays in Iligan City and 15 municipalities in Lanao del Sur supported by generous contributions of the Government of Australia and the United States Agency for International Development, and reached 7,412 families with rice.
Sixty-four children, displaced by the Marawi Conflict and residing in the Titanic Bldg., were gathered today for the mood-setting session of the Psychosocial Support Sessions for Children. This initiative is carried out under the Marawi Recovery Project (MRP), which is implemented by CFSI and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia in response to the needs of the affected population from the 2017 Marawi Conflict.
Community Organisers and Field Assistants of the MRP led the session by facilitating play therapy and story telling activities.
Community and Family Services International (CFSI) led the handover of the Marawi Schools Support Project (MSSP) at the Rorogagus Elementary School, Sugod Elementary School, and Abdulazis Elementary School. The MSSP is funded by Manulife Data Services, Inc. and implemented by CFSI to restore a conducive learning environment and promote access to basic education for twelve (12) of the re-opened schools in Marawi City, which cover at least 2,840 school-aged children and 83 teachers displaced by the Marawi Crisis that began in May 2017.
At least 25 student leaders and school advisers from four schools in Marawi City gathered for the Empowering Children as Peacebuilders (ECAP) training of trainers, led by World Vision in coordination with the Department of Education, Education cluster and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP).
248 mt of food assistance distributed
US$6.64 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements, representing 11% of total
WFP wrapped up its on-site school feeding activities in the province of Maguindanao for the school year 2017-2018. More than 46,000 students in 138 schools benefitted from over 900 mt of rice, oil, and beans.
• A year following the Marawi conflict, displaced families and those who have recently returned need continued humanitarian assistance.
• The Philippines updates its guidelines for international humanitarian assistance, which includes policies to facilitate international assistance to complement Government-led humanitarian response and recovery efforts.
• The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) introduces a new gender and age inclusive tool for humanitarian response.
MANILA, 24 April 2018 – On the occasion of World Immunization Week (24-30 April), UNICEF in the Philippines draws attention to the importance and shared responsibility for vaccination to ensure all Filipino children grow up healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Health workers, national and local government officials, civil society, mothers, fathers, and community members have a role to play to ensure that Filipinos receive the right information on immunization, families are supported in overcoming barriers, and that children complete their vaccines.
Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.
Mothers caught in conflict keeping their families safe
WFP resumed its general distribution of rice for its Marawi humanitarian response.
WFP has distributed 57.15 mt of rice to 1,143 affected families in the municipalities of Poona Bayabao and Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur.
MARAWI CITY - Child-focused humanitarian organization World Vision provides temporary learning spaces for children participating in the Kindergarten Catch-up Education Program (KCEP) led by the Department of Education (DEPED) in Sagonsongan Transitory Site.
I am pleased to announce a new partnership between the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation.
TAIPEI — A faulty dengue fever vaccine has set off mass panic over immunization shots and a political storm in the Philippines following the deaths of three children.
The dengue fever vaccine Dengvaxia poses health risks to more than 700,000 schoolchildren who were inoculated, the Philippine House of Representatives public affairs bureau said Monday as it opened hearings on the issue.
WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.
Following the return of families to Marawi City, aid agency World Vision underscores the importance of continuous psychosocial support for children affected by the crisis.
“Healing does not come in a snap especially for the children who have witnessed the fighting in Marawi. A number of them have had psychosocial support while they were still in the evacuation centers but the need is still huge especially as they reintegrate themselves in the city,” said Rommel Fuerte, World Vision’s national director in the Philippines.