November 15 - 18, 2017, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Nearly five months after President Rodrigo Duterte declared an all-out war in Marawi that displaced thousands of residents and brought heavy damages to lives and properties, the President finally declared the city liberated from the ISIS-inspired Maute group. His declaration signals the start for home coming of the displaced residents and marks the beginning of the rehabilitation.
Despite this development, most of the evacuees seem to have no idea as to when they would go back and how they could start restoring back their lives after almost nothing survived the war.
Due to this we are making an appeal to all individuals and organizations to step up our interfaith and humanitarian responses to the crisis in Marawi as the evacuees are about to go back home but with almost nothing to start with.
May we invite you therefore to the INTERNATIONAL INTERFAITH HUMANITARIAN MISSION (NIHM 3.0) led by Kalinaw Mindanao on November 15 – 18, 2017.
The Mission aims to:
1. Serve at least 2,000 IDPs in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur;
2. Help empower and organize survivors and victims of internal displacements and all-out war in Marawi;
3. Document and collate the human rights situation in Marawi;
4. Express interfaith solidarity and unity with IDPs and other victims of human rights violations;
5. Formulate recommendations on how to address the rehabilitation of communities impacted by all-out war in Marawi.
Kalinaw Mindanao has been carrying out interfaith responses to Mindanao crises, including massive displacements caused by the all-out war campaign of the Estrada administration in Central Mindanao in 2000, in Sulu and Basilan by the Arroyo government in 2005, and in Central Mindanao in 2008 following the rejection of the MOA-AD.
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