Category Archives: red cross

Clashes force 11,600 residents of remote Maguindanao town to leave homes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – As most relief efforts are focused on Marawi, 11,600 people have also been displaced from their homes for months in a remote municipality of Maguindanao due to armed clashes. Tomoko Matsuzawa, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) office based in Cotabato City, said the evacuees […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Philippine Red Cross. 09 May 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE LAUNCHING AND COMMISSIONING OF THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS HUMANITARIAN VESSEL [Philippine Navy Headquarters, Roxas Boulevard, Manila | […]

Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

Manila (ICRC) – Nearly 7,000 people have been displaced for more than a month following armed clashes between government security forces and armed groups in Basilan province, southern Philippines. “These families left their homes and sources of livelihood after the hostilities started in November. The residents of six villages in the conflict-affected municipalities of Al-Barka […]