Marawi Conflict

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A year after armed conflict broke out in Marawi City, the pursuit of recovery remains a long-term endeavor. Around 230,000 people, who are mostly small traders and vendors, remain displaced and are still struggling to recover their lost properties and livelihoods.
An evacuation center in Lanao del Norte
For 10 years, Sowaib and his wife ran an eatery in the transport terminal in barangay Lilod Madaya in Marawi City. When the war erupted, he was mistaken for a member of the Maute group and was shot in the arm. Now, living in an evacuation center, Sowaib finds a way to cope and carve a future for...
Ahmed walks in a tent city
Ahmed is seven. His father Zaldy said the boy is fond of lamps that each night in their house in barangay Lilod, Marawi City, Ahmed always wanted the LED lights turned off so he can have the soft glow of the lamp when he does his homework or read something before he sleeps.
Children participate in a psychosocial support session in Saguairan, Lanao del Sur
Kalilintad, kapamagogopa, katahimikan, peace. When internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City examined their notions of peace, they had many words for it, but seeing that they are in evacuation centers instead of their home city gave away the truth that peace is elusive in Mindanao.
A woman sets up a small shop inside Saguiaran evacuation center
The ongoing debate about cash assistance versus direct food distribution often overlooks the needs of individuals and families that we in HRC are trying to help. Cash provides the family the ability to meet its most critical needs. It may be milk or the variety and freshness of other food that the...
Women write their visions for better recovery of the educational institutions of Marawi
May 26 was the day Farhana didn't have the slightest hint of a choice. As she faced a band of militants who didn't budge as they aimed their firearms at her unless she leaves her house, she saw soldiers on the other end of the road pressing her to run towards them.
Marawi evacuees, volunteer
"Thank you, women who chose to stand for justice even if they stood alone."
How are remote towns doing two months into the Marawi crisis?
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