Monday July 23, 2018

ICRC gives P8-M cash grants to Marawi evacuees

THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributed more than P8-million multipurpose cash grants to help alleviate the plight of the families displaced during the Marawi City conflict last year.

The cash grant was distributed starting June 20 until Friday, June 22, to 1,007 displaced families in Lanao del Sur's municipalities of Butig, Lumbayanague, Lumbatan, Masiu and Poona-Bayabao.

The ICRC noted that many families in the south-eastern part of Lanao del Sur continue to struggle due to lack of food and other necessities after they have been displaced for more than a year since the start of the five-month conflict in Marawi City.

The absence of a stable income and capital for small businesses has forced many who were traders before the start of the conflict to rely on farming and fishing.SEE MORE