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In Marawi, ending a siege is just the beginning

In Marawi, ending a siege is just the beginning

September 12, 2017 0

For civilians in a besieged Philippine city, it’s hard to know who to be angry with most

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Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 19, 2017 0

Civilians who fled the Philippine city of Marawi report seeing hundreds of bodies in the streets after weeks of fighting between government and Islamist forces

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Agencies overwhelmed as Mindanao conflict flares again

Agencies overwhelmed as Mindanao conflict flares again

March 25, 2015 0

MAGUINDANAO 25 March 2015 (IRIN) - Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope with a growing number of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao.

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Prospects for peace in Mindanao

Prospects for peace in Mindanao

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 19, 2014 0

MANILA 19 March 2014 (IRIN) - Analysts warn that a peace accord due to be signed on 27 March between the Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel force, the Moro Islamic

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Race to salvage Philippine coconut wood

Race to salvage Philippine coconut wood

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2014 0

TACLOBAN/GUIUAN 23 January 2014 (IRIN) - Aid agencies and the Philippine government are rushing to salvage the wood from some 15 million coconut trees that Typhoon Haiyan struck down in November 2013, but

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Typhoon Haiyan’s displaced seek refuge in cities

Typhoon Haiyan’s displaced seek refuge in cities

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 3, 2013 0

MANILA 03 December 2013 (IRIN) - Almost 20,000 typhoon survivors have arrived in the Philippine capital region of Manila since Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated a large area across the central island provinces nearly

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Typhoon-affected rice farmers need seeds

Typhoon-affected rice farmers need seeds

November 29, 2013 0

ALANG-ALANG 29 November 2013 (IRIN) - Typhoon Haiyan swept across an area roughly the size of Portugal in the central Philippines that yields two rice harvests a year, in March/April and October/November, and

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In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again

In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2013 0

ZAMBOANGA 19 November 2013 (IRIN) - Two months after renegade Muslim militants opposed to efforts by the Philippine government to end a decades-long rebellion laid siege to the southern city of Zamboanga, traumatized

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Irene Icao, typhoon survivor: "I lost all five of my children"

Irene Icao, typhoon survivor: "I lost all five of my children"

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 14, 2013 0

TACLOBAN 14 November 2013 (IRIN) - Almost a week after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the eastern-central Philippine city of Tacloban, Irene Icao, 27, is still very emotional as she recalls in vivid detail

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"Trapped" Philippine quake survivors need more help

"Trapped" Philippine quake survivors need more help

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2013 0

BOHOL 17 October 2013 (IRIN) - As rescuers and aid workers struggle to reach central Philippine townships hit by a powerful quake, shell-shocked survivors await assistance in open air camps.

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