On the day of the siege on May 23, she opened her boutique that sells bags and dresses like it was an ordinary day. But in the afternoon, there was an alarm call. People were running in the streets yelling, “ISIS! ISIS!”
Nashreema is a young mother who fled Marawi City. Before the conflict, Nashreema owned a small shop where she sold vegetables, fish and snacks, while her husband drives a tricycle around their small town inside Marawi City. When the war broke out, Nashreema fled empty-handed.
In Iligan City, where thousands who fled the armed clashes have sought refuge, two displaced Maranaos are using their voice to reach out and help others like them, through a radio program airing over the city’s top radio station...
Armed clashes continue to ravage Marawi City on day 18 of the harrowing crisis, but just 18 kilometers away, women brave many challenges as they lead the delivery of life-saving aid to some of the 220,000 civilians affected by the conflict.