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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01057-A
Date : 2010
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Title : Philippines : 60000 displaced people in Mindanao fear to return home
Duration : 00:10:00
Director : VERVAEKE, Aurore
Cameraman : STITZEL, Eric
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
TAUXE, Jean-Daniel (head of delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
REVOL, Didier; ISYUK, Anastasia
Description : From August 2008 to March 2010, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in the Philippines carried out a major assistance operation in Central Mindanao. Together with the Philippine Red Cross, the ICRC has been providing food and basic necessities, such as kitchen set, hygiene items, etc., to tens
of thousands of displaced people. As active hostilities were suspended in July 2009, some people chose to return to their home areas while others developed local coping mechanisms.
For most people still internally displaced, however, the fear and insecurity is the main reason they have not returned to their homes. They fear that clashes between government troops and armed groups could resume at any time. The proliferation of weapons in the region and complex land disputes and other local issues contribute to the general state of fear and instability.
The ICRC, with support from the Philippine National Red Cross, distributed over 270,000 food parcels, each including 25 kg of rice, 6 lt of oil, 12 cans of sardines and other items; and 52,000 kits containing household essentials to internally displaced people in Central Mindanao over a period of 18 months. The last distributions took place in March and the ICRC is now considering how best to provide further support for displaced people and for the communities hosting them. The ICRC also continues to support selected medical facilities in
Mindanao and improves access to clean water and sanitation for displaced and resident communities.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Philippines : 60000 displaced people in Mindanao fear to return home
Colour/B&W : colour
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