In May 2017, a major battle commenced between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS).
The incident has affected residents of Marawi City.
Over 84 thousand families have been displaced by this ongoing armed conflict
Balay Mindanaw Responds
Balay Mindanaw, our local partner, has been one of the many organisationss that immediately responded to the crisis situation by activating the Balay Mindanaw Group Operations Center
They have organised with other local partners to provide pre-positioned resources and volunteer assistance at the Balay Mindanaw DREAM Hub.
Providing potable water to affected families is one of the identified needs that had to be addressed especially for those who are staying at the Evacuation Centers (ECs).
Balay Mindanaw has lent 3 of the Disaster Aid provided, SkyHydrant™ units to help address this need, together with volunteers to manage the water distribution.
As of July 5, Balay Mindanaw has already provided a total of 74,685 liters of potable water to 1,496 families in 13 Evacuation Center in Balo-I, Pantar and Pantao-Ragat.
Additional SkyHydrants are currently on the way to the Philipines.
Need for Shelter
Balay Mindanaw have already distributed all the Disaster Aid tents and tarpaulins they held in stock.
A further 350 tents together with additional materials have now been dispatched.