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IHH Sends Food Aid to Philippines Under Martial Law

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation reached out to the internally displaced civilians who fled the conflict in Marawi and came to Iligan city in Philippines, which is under martial law now, and delivered food aid to 1.200 families.
31.05.2017 Emergency Relief , Ramadan

As a part of its emergency aid scheme IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues to deliver food clothes and other basic needs to the needy and moor around the world.  

In this regard IHH delivered food aid to 1.200 families who fled the conflict in Marawi and took shelter in Iligan city. With the support of the donors the aid will continue in the upcoming weeks as well.

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“So many babies in need”

IHH Philippines - Bangsamoro representative Ömer Kesmen, who traveled to the region to monitor the aid distribution, said around 200.000 people had to flee Marawi and only in Iligan 25.000 families urgently need help. Kesmen reported that authorities say the martial law is going to last at least 2 months.

“As a part of our Ramadan campaign we have today delivered food aid to 1.200 families who fled Marawi and came to Iligan. These families are currently taking shelter at the schools in the city. We are planning to deliver more food aid and hygiene kits next week with the support of our donors. Meanwhile these internally displaced civilians have so many babies and we need to meet their needs as well.”

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Call for Help

Philippines/Bangsamoro Development Agency head Dr. Saff Dipatuan has previously made a call for help for the people who fled the skirmishes and the crisis in Marawi.

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