- Title: Relief goods arrive for evacuees of Philippine town besieged by Islamic militants
- Date: 28th May 2017
- Summary: LANAO DEL SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES (MAY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) EVACUEES LINING UP EVACUEES RECEIVING RELIEF GOODS BOXES OF RELIEF GOODS MAN SPEAKING TO EVACUEES VARIOUS OF EVACUEES EATING FOOD RATIONS VARIOUS OF EVACUEES (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) EVACUEE, BAINOR SULTAN, SAYING: "We got really scared of the fighting because we might get caught in the crossfire. We are asking for help from the government for all the evacuees here. We really pity ourselves because all we have with us are our clothes." VARIOUS OF MAN SPEAKING THROUGH MEGAPHONE TO EVACUEES OUTSIDE FENCE VARIOUS OF EVACUEES OUTSIDE FENCE
- Embargoed: 11th June 2017 07:08
- Keywords: siege Marawi evacuees IS relief goods
- Location: LANAO DEL SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- City: LANAO DEL SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IR4VNP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Filipinos in an evacuation center outside Marawi received relief goods on Sunday (May 28), as the fighting between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine troops entered for the sixth consecutive day.
Local government officials of a neighboring town distributed bags of rice, noodles and canned sardines good for one day to at least 150 families taking shelter in an open-air gymnasium 21 kilometers away from Marawi.
Sidewalk vendor Bainor Sultan, who has six children, was among those who received the relief packs and said she wanted the government to help all evacuees fleeing the fighting in Marawi.
"We really pity ourselves because all we have with us are our clothes", she said.
The violent siege by the Islamic State-linked Maute group in Marawi has left 46 people, 11 security forces and 31 rebels dead, since the fighting began on Tuesday (May 23), and has prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on the whole island of Mindanao.
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