2nd wave of humanitarian mission for Marawi kicks off today

The second wave of the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission (NIHM 2) starts today, July 26, 2017, with the arrival of participants from different parts of the country.

Above the intention to provide relief to at least 10,000 internally displaced persons, it means to express interfaith solidarity and unity with the evacuees and other victims of human rights violations. It will also continue to document and collate the human rights situation in Marawi that would aid the survivors’ demand for state accountability and indemnification.

Among its highlight activities is to support in the public presentation of a Marawi Crisis survivors’ movement that would push for justice, and to have their call to end martial law heeded by the government. The mission will also facilitate various relief interventions to continue its help to the present humanitarian problem.

While the first NIHM focused on the experience of the evacuees at the height of the bombing of Marawi, this mission focuses on the documentation of the impact of martial law on the lives of both the evacuees and the remote communities within the proximity of Marawi.

With a number of participants coming from religious denominations, the mission will also once more call for the release of Fr. Chito Suganob who remains a hostage of the ISIS-influenced Dawla Islamiyah.

NIHM 2 is led by Kalinaw Mindanao, and convened by several organizations across Mindanao, namely BALSA Mindanao, Moro-Christian People’s Alliance, Suara Bangsamoro, Sisters’ Asssociation in Mindanao, Kawagib Moro Human Rights Alliance, Barug Katungod Mindanao, Tulong Kabataan Network, Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.

 

 

For Reference:

 

Amirah Lidasan

Moro Christian People’s Alliance

Convener, Kalinaw Mindanao

+63921 927 6583

 

Aida Ibrahim

Convener, Tindeg Ranao

Convener, Kalinaw Mindanao

+63935 251 0619