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.
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
Manila (ICRC) – Around 230,000 people remain displaced and in need of stronger support one year after armed conflict broke out in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, southern Philippines.
“Efforts to rehabilitate Marawi and assist its people must be stepped up to reduce the suffering of thousands of those who were displaced over the past year. The efforts are there, but these must match the growing needs of those who face prolonged displacement and are close to despair,” said Pascal Porchet, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in the Philippines.
23 DE MAYO: ANIVERSARIO DE LA BATALLA DE MARAWI
Además de las 237 000 personas desplazadas, ya 164 000 han regresado a la ciudad, prácticamente destruida tras cinco meses de asedio (23 de mayo – 23 de octubre de 2017), aunque la zona cero de la batalla permanece cerrada. Los desplazados, muchos bajo fuerte estrés psicológico, apenas están recibiendo apoyo de la comunidad internacional. Dentro de la ciudad, la red de agua quedó destruida al 95%. Una de las cinco estaciones de bombeo está totalmente destruida y las otras cuatro necesitan reparaciones urgentes para ser operativas.
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.
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.
• 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
Froilan Gallardo and Jeoffrey Maitem
Marawi and Cotabato City, Philippines
Minority Christians uprooted by last year’s bloody siege of Marawi city by pro-Islamic State gunmen say they are reluctant to return there, while a spate of militant attacks has hit the southern Philippines as the anniversary of the takeover approaches.
The most recent attacks – all within the past three days – involved the abduction of four people, including two policewomen, and the killing of three soldiers by forces loyal to slain Filipino IS leader Isnilon Hapilon, the military said.
This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 1,274,468 Swiss francs (reduced from 2,836,944 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 25,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Tembin over 12 months. The revised operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.
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.
Post-Marawi Siege Recovery and Rehabilitation
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
Regional Summary (Week 14)
1) Disasters recorded in Week 14 were hydro-meteorological and volcanic in nature with the exception of an oil spill in Indonesia
2) Thailand Meteorological Department had issued a summer storm warning for north-eastern and eastern provinces for Week 14. Hailstorm had been recorded in Khon Kaen destroying 107 roofs of houses in the process.
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.
By Richel V. Umel and Froilan Gallardo
Almost 1,000 displaced Filipino families have been allowed back into battle-scarred Marawi city to check their homes under tight military security over the past few days, but unexploded bombs strewn amid the rubble have limited their movements.
On Wednesday, BenarNews reporters and journalists from other media outlets accompanied some of the families that have been trickling into the former war zone in batches since April 1.
The Government of the Philippines and international humanitarian organizations exercise their response plans for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.
Effective local leadership and inclusive partnerships are key to a successful response to the Mayon volcano eruption.
Food, protection and livelihoods are among the top unmet needs facing returnees and people still displaced by the Marawi conflict.
Regional Summary (Week 13)
1) Most of disasters in Week 13 were hydro-meteorological in nature with minor floods, strong wind and landslides in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Thailand Meteorological Department issued a summer storm warning for northeastern and eastern provinces for Week 14.
Regional Summary (Week 12)
1) Most of disasters occurred were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods in Indonesia and strong wind in Thailand recorded.
2) In Philippines, volcanic activities of Mount Mayon still affected people in Albay Province. In Indonesia, Mount Ijen released toxic gas and forced evacuation of nearby villages.
3) AHA Centre also monitored several > M 5.0 earthquakes in in Indonesia and Philippines in Week 12, although they did not caused any damages and triggered disaster declaration.
On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.
Status of Affected Families / Persons
184,278 families or 871,757 persons are affected in 1,215 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).