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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01267-N
Date : 07/07/2014
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Title : Philippines : communities exhausted after months of displacement in Zamboanga
Duration : 00:10:32
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Person appearing :
GLEED, Gareth (delegate, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
VELASCO, Sarah Jane; MESSOUDI, Soaade
Production reference : AV195N
Description : More than nine months after the fighting stopped between government forces and Muslim rebels from a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) faction in Zamboanga, south west Philippines, 40,000 people are still unable to return home. Instead, they are trying to survive either in overcrowded in ad hoc evacuation centres such as a sports stadium or they are squatting by the shoreline. For many, their homes were burnt and completely destroyed during the fighting leaving them dependent on humanitarian assistance.Before the conflict, Victor Haliddan was able to send all six of his children to school with his modest income from driving a tricycle around the city. His wife also used to earn income from the small variety store by their house in Rio Hondo. Now living as internally displaced persons (IDPs) by the Cawa-Cawa shoreline under difficult conditions, income is hard to come by having lost their livelihood. His family received a cash grant from ICRC which they used to start up a small variety store, but more than anything, what they really want is to be able to return to their village. In cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross, ICRC continues to respond to the needs of the displaced population, addressing the long-term sanitation and water supply in the different evacuation centres, and strengthening their resilience through cash-for-work schemes and unconditional cash grants. ICRC is also refurbishing health stations damaged in the fighting and providing medicines, other supplies and technical and financial support to the local health authorities and the Zamboanga City Medical Center.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Philippines : communities exhausted after months of displacement in Zamboanga
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422