Press Release
March 17, 2015

Bam on the Displaced Families in Maguindanao

We urge the government to ensure the safety of the around 24,714 families or 124,000 people who were displaced by the government's military operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

Their needs must be immediately addressed, including temporary shelter, food, water, clothing, alternative livelihood, among other needs.

The government must zero in on the welfare of the children, who are the most affected and vulnerable during armed conflict, by providing them milk, medicine, psycho-social intervention and others.

Their prolonged displacement has had a profound impact on their sense of security, physical and emotional well-being, long-term health and nutrition, and access to education.

The government must work to return to normalcy the lives of those displaced at the soonest possible time.

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