Call for Support for Marawi and Mindanao

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June 4, 2017

An Invitation from Kalinaw Mindanao:

National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission

June 13-16, 2017

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur

President Roxas, North Cotabato

Matan-ao, Davao del Sur

There are currently 235,000 internally displaced persons mostly in house-based settings and others scattered in at least 16 evacuation centers in Lanao del Sur (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/June 4, 2017). An unaccounted number of people, mostly Maranaos, are feared stranded in conflict zones within the city.

On the other hand, the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao has unleashed military airstrikes in other parts of the island which has caused the displacement of 1,536 Maguindanaons in President Roxas town, North Cotabato and another 1,200 Blaans in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur. Aerial bombardments have also displaced an undetermined number of Moro civilians in Shariff Saydona, Mustapha, and Mamasapano towns in Maguindanao province.

There is an urgent need to step up our interfaith and humanitarian responses to the crisis in Marawi and the rest of Mindanao.

May we invite you therefore to the NATIONAL INTERFAITH HUMANITARIAN MISSION led by Kalinaw Mindanao on June 13-16, 2017.

The Mission aims to:

  1. Serve at least 16,000 IDPs in Lanao del Sur and another 2,700 in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur;
  2. Help empower and organize survivors and victims of internal displacements and all-out war;
  3. Document and collate the human rights situation in Marawi and other parts of Mindanao to demand accountability and indemnification;
  4. Express interfaith solidarity and unity with IDPs and other victims of human rights violations;
  5. Call for the release of Fr. Chito Suganob and other civilian hostages in Marawi;
  6. Formulate recommendations on how to address communities impacted by terrorism and Martial Law in Mindanao.

 

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May 24, 2017

APPEAL FOR URGENT SUPPORT FOR CONFLICT AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN MARAWI AND MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

The Consortium for People’s Development-Disaster Response (CPDDR) strongly condemns the recent violent attacks on civilian communities resulting from the encounter between the Islamic State (IS) militants affiliated Maute Group and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).CPDDR protests the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao that will likely escalate the armed conflict, and intensify military operations in the region at the expense of civilians and communities.

Peoples and rural communities in Mindanao have long struggled for peace and genuine development. Further intensification of militarization in the region will only result to widespread displacement, and destruction of lives and livelihoods. It will drastically impede all efforts in long-term rehabilitation efforts for rebuilding communities affected by crisis and conflict situations.

CPDDR is calling for urgent support for the communities in Marawi and the whole of Mindanao.

We are accepting in-kind contributions and cash donations. However, due to reported food and supplies blockade in major entry-points, we encourage cash donations. CPDDR will facilitate the delivery of all donations to partner organizations directly working in the affected communities.

FOOD RELIEF:
• Halal food (rice, dried fish, beans, etc.)
• Bottled Water

NON-FOOD ITEMS
• Mats, blankets
• Toiletries
• Medicine and first aid
Delivery address:

Consortium for People’s Development – Disaster Response
114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, 1103 Philippines

FOR CASH DONATIONS:
Account name: Consortium for People’s Development-Disaster Response Inc
PHP Account Number: 9593-0095-45
Dollar Account Number: 9594-0027-81
Bank of the Philippine Islands – Timog Edsa (959)
SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM

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