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Marawi Recovery: Livelihood Assistance Program

USPHS implementing partner PDRF hosted the first Marawi Entreprenuers Forum for internally displaced persons from Marawi on July 16, 2018 held at Mindanao State University. The event was made possible through the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, local government of Marawi City, Department of Social …

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US-Philippines Society and Partners to Equip a New Health Facility in Marawi

Washington, D.C. – In early August, the US-Philippines Society, the Project Handclasp Foundation, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Makati Medical Center Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement to provide health services and educational support to children of families displaced during the 2017 five-month Marawi Siege. This private sector initiative, “Children …

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Challenges to Recovery in Marawi City A Year after the Siege

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The US-Philippines Society and the Asia Foundation hosted a forum to assess the pace of recovery, the political and security environment, and status of displaced persons following the 5-month Marawi siege that began on May 23, 2017 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. on June …

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Marawi City Rebuilding Gets Support from US-Philippines Society

Makati City and Marawi City, Philippines – Focus on the aftermath of the Marawi siege included a presentation for directors in Manila on February 19 and a follow-on visit to Marawi City by Society members on February 21. The Manila session featured Marawi Task Force Undersecretary Falconi Millar, Lanao del …

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Marawi Update 10/26: End of Combat Operations

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared an end to combat operations in Marawi City on October 23 at the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) hosted by the Philippines. Lorenzana said that by turning back “thus far the most serious attempt to export violent extremism and radicalism in the Philippines and in …

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Marawi Update 09/28: Week 18 of the Crisis

After four months, the Marawi crisis continues to be marked by sporadic fighting. Government forces now control strategic points, including three major bridges. Marawi’s Grand Mosque is no longer under the control of Islamic radical forces. Military reports say an estimated 60 militants are surrounded in a 10-block area in the …

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Marawi Update 09/07: Medical Team Provides Assistance To 1,200 Evacuees

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – Over three days in early August, 1,200 Marawi evacuees were evaluated and treated by a team of 60 medical staff of the Makati Medical Center and logistics support volunteers at Iligan’s Adventist Medical Center. Doctors also performed surgery on needy patients at a government-run city hospital caring …

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Brookings: Terrorism in the Philippines and U.S.-Philippine Security Cooperation

OP-ED by Sheena Chestnut Greitens Originally published by BROOKINGS Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Editor’s Note:This commentary is adapted from the author’s Congressional testimony at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing, “Black Flags over Mindanao,” on July 12, 2017. Events of the past few months—in …

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Marawi Update 08/09: Week 11 of the Marawi Crisis

Fighting continues as the Marawi crisis entered its third month. According to military reports, the death toll among civilians, government troops and militants is now approaching 700. As background to the fighting, The Economist reported that the siege was carried out by a group that demonstrated sophistication and strength. What was originally thought …

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