PHILIPPINES: Mindanao displaced face long-term upheaval

Published on 25 May 2009

Dirty and cold, about 100 children huddle under a tarpaulin at an evacuation site on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. With gun battles continuing daily, their prospects of returning home soon seem more remote than ever. (..) Many pitched tents by the roadside, in what has since become a major resettlement camp supported by UN agencies, including the International Organization for Migration and the World Food Programme (WFP), which make periodic food distribution trips here.

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