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09 Aug 2018 description
report IRIN

Wes Bruer Freelance journalist covering militancy and conflict

Until 23 May 2017, Samira Gutoc had been a human rights activist and a resident of Marawi, a lakeside city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. But when Islamist militants barricaded themselves in the city center last year, igniting a fierce five-month battle with the army, Gutoc found herself thrust into a new role: humanitarian worker.

07 Aug 2018 description


  • 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.

05 Aug 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.


25 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

July 25, 2018 3:14 AM
Ralph Jennings

MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES — Increasingly impatient people from a war-razed city in the Muslim region of the Philippines expect reconstruction to take at least five years, despite pledges for quick recovery, after a Chinese-backed building consortium failed to get a building contract.

20 Jul 2018 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 19 (PIA)--Sixty families displaced by Marawi siege officially received the keys to their transitory houses at the Angat Buhay Village in Barangay Sagonsongan, this city on July 17.

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover ceremony along with Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra, Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan president Fr. Roberto C. Yap SJ, and Metro Stonerich Corporation (contractor) Chief Operating Officer Eliseo Aurellado, and other partners of the housing project for internally-displaced people (IDP).

13 Jul 2018 description


  • Through the generous support of the Government of Italy, WFP started a food assistance for assets activity in 15 barangays in Lanao del Sur. WFP provided vegetable seeds for planting to 1,580 participants and reached 7,900 individuals with rice.

  • WFP reached 93,270 individuals in Marawi and Iligan cities and nine municipalities in Lanao del Sur with rice, through general distributions.

In Numbers

208,000 returned individuals in need of assistance

13 Jul 2018 description

Manila (ICRC) – Close to 500 families that found themselves displaced by the recent outbreak of fighting in the southern part of Lanao del Sur province, in Mindanao, and remain displaced to date received food and other essential supplies provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

05 Jul 2018 description

Amidst the difficulties of living in displacement, a grandmother from Marawi demonstrates resilience and strength

By: Sophia Dedace | 5 Jul 2018

Five months of fighting ripped through Marawi City in 2017 and forced hundreds of thousands to escape to safety in neighboring villages and cities. Among them was Rohaima Macarambor, a 55-year-old grandmother and breadwinner who found refuge at an evacuation site in Iligan City, some 40 kilometers away from Marawi.

03 Jul 2018 description


An airstrike and a subsequent armed confrontation in Barangay Guiarong, Tubaran, Lanao del Sur occurred when the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched a Law Enforcement Operation (LEO) on Sunday, 17 June 2018 against a number of people allegedly led by Abu Dar, considered to be rebuilding a group based on the remnants of the ISIS-inspired group that caused the seven (7) month Marawi conflict in May 2017.

02 Jul 2018 description


An airstrike and subsequent armed confrontation occurred in Barangay Guiarong, Tubaran and Barangay Padas, Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur when the Armed Forces ofthe Philippines launched a Law Enforcement Operation (LEO) today, 17 June 2018 against an alleged number of people led by Abu Dar considered to be rebuilding a group based on the remnants of the ISIS-inspired group that caused the seven (7) month Marawi conflict in May 2017.

29 Jun 2018 description


  • 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


22 Jun 2018 description

Manila (ICRC) – Displaced for more than a year since the start of the five-month conflict in Marawi City, many families in south-eastern parts of Lanao del Sur province continue to struggle due to lack of food and other necessities. The absence of a stable income and capital for small businesses has forced many who were traders before the start of the conflict to rely on farming and fishing.

21 Jun 2018 description

To bring the commemoration of World Refugee Day closer to our persons of concern, UNHCR distributed core relief items to some 300 families in Marawi City.

On 20 June, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, marked World Refugee Day by distributing core relief items and clothes to families displaced by the Marawi conflict. The commemoration comes on the heels of the first anniversary of the five-month conflict, which saw the displacement of nearly 360,000 individuals.

18 Jun 2018 description

By Jerome Carlo R. Paunan

MANILA, June 17 -- The man who oversees the national government's public information infrastructure said efforts are underway to digitize information of those forced to flee their homes after the conflict in Marawi.

11 Jun 2018 description


  • 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.

08 Jun 2018 description

Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines

Community and Family Services International (CFSI), through its Marawi Recovery Project (MRP), conducted the first Financial Management and Basic Bookkeeping Training for beneficiaries of the project in the Titanic Building, Provincial Capitol. The training included an Introduction to Islamic Finance and an Orientation on Individual and Family Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

By Maryann ‘Mai’ Zamora, Islamic Relief Philippines

Marawi City - Non-Muslim and Muslim volunteers from neighboring cities of war-torn Marawi City, came together to assist Islamic Relief Philippines, a faith inspired international humanitarian and development organization, in providing halal-certified Ramadan food packs to Marawi crisis-affected families.

23 May 2018 description

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.

23 May 2018 description
report New Mandala

The Philippines’ poor track record in reconstructing cities affected by disaster and conflict is manifest in Marawi’s case, a year since the siege.

Dakila Kim P. Yee - 23 May, 2018