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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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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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Donate Today: Help Victims in Marawi

The US-Philippines Society is asking you to join in an urgent humanitarian effort to provide assistance to thousands of families displaced in the aftermath of the five-month battle in Marawi. Your donation will support the longer term effort to restore livelihoods, provide education tool kits and promote peace-building programs. With …

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Marawi Update 07/06: The Marawi Conflict has displaced hundreds thousands of people

Government forces continue their drive against remaining pockets of Maute-led terrorist groups holding out in Marawi City. Concern for hostages held by the militants has dictated a measured response by the AFP. According to a July 3 statement by the Joint Task Force Marawi, government troops gained control of Dansalan …

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Marawi Update 06/23: Increasing Humanitarian Needs as Marawi Crisis Enters its 5th week

Fighting in Marawi City has entered its fifth week and Philippine government troops launched another strong offensive to contain the militant Maute group. According to press and government reports, the Philippine military is intent on liberating the city before the festival of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy …

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Marawi Update 06/15: Challenges to Peace and Development Following Organized Urban Terrorist Violence in Marawi

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 15 forum, “Mindanao Update in the Aftermath of Marawi: Political, Security and Development,” the Asia Foundation’s new country representative for the Philippines Sam Chittick provided insights into the ongoing battle in Marawi City. The roundtable presentation, organized by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the …

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