Tuesday 22 May 2018

Marawi conflict one year on: More than 300,000 Filipinos still displaced, 30,000 children yet to return to school

 

Seven months after the southern Philippines city of Marawi was declared ‘militant free’, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos remain displaced as the government continues its recovery operation—which includes the challenging process of clearing improvised explosive devices from across the city.

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