21 Jun Marawi victims experience food shortage due to ongoing clashes
Due to the ongoing clashes between state military troops and Maute rebels, distribution of food coming from outside the evacuation centers in the first district of Lanao del Sur has been slowing.
The Marawi Anti-Crime Movement is calling on both sides, the Philippine Military and even the Maute rebel group, to have a temporary ceasefire to allow the transportation of relief goods to move more freely and to reach evacuation centers safely.
In an article from ibtimes.com, the call for a temporary ceasefire was also brought about by some reports that evacuees have resorted to eating the leaves of cardboard boxes due to hunger.
In addition, approximately 300 residents from Marawi City have fled the city to take shelters in evacuation centers located in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, and in the first district of Lanao del Sur where distribution of relief has been slowed by the intense armed clashes.