Reference : V-P-PH-E-00979
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Sagonsongan transition site. Portrait of an internally displaced woman with her children who fled the conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I lived in one of the villages in ground zero, which suffered major damage during the conflict. We were from Lumbac Marinaut, one of the areas severely affected in the conflict. We are now staying in Sagonsongan transition site. What I am most concerned about is our children’s education. Our children had to stop going to school because we were displaced and because my husband and I no longer have a stable source of income. Until today, we rely mostly on relief goods.” explains this woman.

On 23 May 2017, armed clashes broke out in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, southern Philippines. What many residents thought were brief clashes between government troops and IS Ranao fighters turned out to be a highly destructive urban conflict that lasted five months. More than 300,000 people fled their homes and lived in displacement during this period.
While some families have started rebuilding their lives, an estimated 230,000 people remain displaced to date – including residents of the main affected area. Many were separated from their families and are still looking for their loved ones who went missing.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3789x2531
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour