Philippines — Marawi Crisis Report 10: Special Issue — Health (1 November 2017)

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On 23 May 2017, a group of rebel fighters called the “Maute Group” attacked the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur, population: 211,000+. The assault has displaced hundreds of people. Evacuation centers are taking in an increasing number of IDPs, as home-based sites are reached by basic and primary aid especially food and health. With the declaration from the government of Marawi’s
liberation from the terror group, IDPs have begun to return. From the evacuation centers covered by the Displacement Tracking Matrix, 82 families have gone back to their respective barangays in the areas identified by the government as safe for return. Many IDPs who went back to their barangays, however, eventually returned to the evacuation site. Nonetheless, the returnees account for only 2% of the total population covered by the DTM. All other IDPs are still settling in evacuation centers and home-based sites until it is possible for them to go home. This means that they still require the delivery of their needs, especially health concerns that continue to persist in these communities

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