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.
As of 1 May 2018, a total of 514 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 16 and 17, there were 52 and 54 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 16 and 17, the number of reported dengue cases has increased compared to the previous week, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).
China (no update)
Displaced farming families are gradually returning to their homes after the five-month-long armed clashes in the Philippine’s Islamic city of Marawi. The fighting between government forces and the Maute group ‒ a radical Islamist armed group ‒ that started in May 2017 has forced at least 360 000 people from the city and neighbouring municipalities to abandon their homes and livelihoods.
Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
As of 17 April 2018, a total of 408 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 14 and 15, there were 45 and 48 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 14 and 15, the total number of reported dengue cases was below the three year-threshold (2015-2017) for the same period (Figure 1).
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.
• 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.
In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the imminent planting season would have meant that agriculture-dependent families would have gone without income for at least three months – relying solely on food assistance.
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.
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.
April 21st, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed an executive agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to help the victims of Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, in December 2017.
Under the two-month agreement, the partners will work together to provide emergency assistance to the affected families, at a total cost of $300,000.
The intervention covers shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene. The following activities are involved:
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
This is the final report on Typhoon Paolo (international name: Lan) which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 15 October 2017. It has affected weather systems in Visayas and Mindanao bringing moderate to heavy rains resulting to flashfloods and landslides, and strong to gale force winds generating big waves. It left PAR on 21 October 2017.
Status of Affected Families / Persons
33,463 families or 161,975 persons were affected in 159 barangays (see Table 1).
Status of Displaced Families / Persons