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LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

Mindanaoan youth: ‘We want just and lasting peace’

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PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2017) — “We, the Mindanaoan youth, are committed to the protection from and prevention of conflict and violence.” Continue reading Mindanaoan youth: ‘We want just and lasting peace’

Evacuees in tent city to Duterte: End war in Marawi, allow us to go home

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Alahadj Ismael Panarigan – internally displaced Maranao. Rappler.com

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte makes his second visit to government troops on the frontline of the fight against terrorists

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Aug. 5, 2017) — Speaking on behalf of his new neighbors in a recently opened tent city in a town near Marawi City, Alajadj Ismael Panarigan called on President Rodrigo Duterte to end the conflict in their city. Continue reading Evacuees in tent city to Duterte: End war in Marawi, allow us to go home

Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

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VICTIMS NEED LIVELIHOOD. Radio Veritas launches news and public service program ‘Pandesal Forum’ with (left to right) Wilson Lee Flores, George Siy, Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton Pascual, and Jarkie Miranda.

The Catholic Church, through Caritas Manila, is planning to provide livelihood programs to help Marawi victims get back on track

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 2, 2017) — The Catholic Church has been one of the most active sectors in sending aid to Marawi victims. Its humanitarian, development, and advocacy arm Caritas Philippines, or the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA), donated P10 million pesos in July to internally displaced victims. Continue reading Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

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MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — In conflict scenarios like the one in Marawi City, the use of accurate data can tremendously aid various government agencies and the private sector in helping internally displaced people get back on their feet. Continue reading Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

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EVACUEES. NASSA/Caritas Philippines during its rapid needs assessment in one of the evacuation areas in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of NASSA/Caritas Philippines

An estimated number of 97,788 families from Marawi or 438,701 evacuees are staying with their relatives or friends in surrounding regions

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — At least 114,715 families or 522,778 persons have been displaced by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City as of July 17, Monday. Continue reading Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

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DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict. For 30 days, they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated P30 million worth of aid to those displaced by the clashes in Marawi City. Continue reading P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

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RELIEF. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sends assistance to those affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo from DSWD

A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte last Thursday, July 6, not only left two people dead and more than a hundred others injured. A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons have also been displaced, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Continue reading DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid’l Fitr

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EVACUEES. Marawi City residents inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday, June 26

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 22, 2017) — Civil society leaders affected by the crisis in Marawi City urged the national government to fast-track the release of the cash assistance they are expecting to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Continue reading Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid’l Fitr

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

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DISPLACED. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors’ or relatives’ houses

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — At least 55,095 people or 11,458 families have fled their homes in Marawi City since Tuesday, May 23, following clashes between government troops and the Maute Group. Continue reading Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi