Marawi Assistance Updates

July 4-5, 2017

The United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) recently delivered its 3rd and 4th leg of relief distribution on July 4 and July 5, 2017 in the following areas:

July 4, 2017

1) Malabang with 550 food and non-food packs together with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and MOSEP.

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

1) Bindayan Lanao del Sur (240 food packs)

2) Masiu Lanao del Sur (850 food packs)3)

3) Mulondo Lanao Del Sur (1,100 food packs)

4) Buadipuso Buntong (600 food packs and 650 non-food items

June 23, 2017

(Media Coverage of the BDA-MILF-UBHA Humanitarian Effort) 

Local media partners in Cotabato City were invited to the turn-over of the additional 300 sacks of rice from MILF to BDA on June 23, 2017 for repacking along with other relief items being prepared at the agency’s lobby, which has served as the center of humanitarian efforts for this mission.

BDA with the directives from the MILF facilitated the media coverage to convey the message of solidarity and sympathy to its stakeholders especially the affected families of the Marawi crisis.

(MILF Turn-over of Additional 300 sacks of rice)

Additional 300 sacks of rice were turned over by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)  to BDA on June 23, 2017 for repacking along with other relief items being prepared at the agency’s lobby, which has served as the center of humanitarian efforts for this mission.

Muhammad Ameen, secretary of the MILF Central Committee said that “this will be a formal turnover of the collected goods by the MILF through the Committee on Dawah (preach) to the BDA for the evacuees in Marawi City.

“This shows the concern of the MILF to extend assistance to the displaced families. They are really experiencing hardships, left their homes and belongings”, Ameen stated.

He added that “it is but an obligation of the MILF to help our brothers and sisters in their times of sufferings.”

Prior to this, 350 sacks of rice were already distributed during the series of relief aid to Marawi.

Mohammad S. Yacob, BDA executive director told that all these relief items are coming from concerned individuals, organizations, and institutions, which we are consolidating and repacking.

BDA is leading various CSOs through United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA), which aim is to consolidate efforts and draw strategies to deliver effectively humanitarian assistance to individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege.

June 20, 2017- Continuing aid to Marawi

Helping the affected families of the on-going conflict in Marawi continues. The recent relief distribution was conducted on June 20, 2017, 300 food packs and 750 non-food items at various evacuation centers in Balo-i, Lanao del Sur.

The activity was facilitated by the volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) together with staff from Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).

BDA is leading the UBHA, a network of various Bangsamoro civil society organization (CSOs) which aim is to consolidate efforts and draw strategies to deliver effectively humanitarian assistance to individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege.

Date Location Number of food packs
May 30, 2017 Moneera Integrated School, Iligan City.

 

1,000
June 8, 2017 Ganasi

Madalum

Tugaya

Balindong

Malabang

 

500

300

200

200

650

June 20, 2017 Balo-i

Malabang

2,300

50 (with kitchen utensils)

  TOTAL OF FOOD PACKS 5,000
  NON-FOOD ITEMS 750

June 18, 2017 (Validation of data and IDP situation of Marawi siege)

Volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) conducted a validation activity on June 18, 2017 at evacuation centers in Balo-i, Lanao del Sur.

Accordingly, the initiative was part of the strategy for effective humanitarian aid to affected families of the Marawi crisis.

Through the activity, data and situation of the evacuees are updated and documented which helped the UBHA to better their approach during relief operations.

The activity was facilitated by the volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) together with staff from Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).

BDA is leading the UBHA, a network of various Bangsamoro civil society organization (CSOs) which aim is to consolidate efforts and draw strategies to deliver effectively humanitarian assistance to individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege.

June 13, 2017

Volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) continue coming in for the packing of food and non-food items for distribution to the affected families of the current Marawi siege.

June 8, 2017 (UBHA first leg of relief distribution)

The first leg of relief distribution to the affected families of the current Marawi siege was successfully conducted on June 8, 2017 in identified municipalities of Lanao del Sur where there are home-based evacuees.

As reported, there are 500 evacuees in municipality of Ganasi, 300 in Madalum, 200 in Tugaya, 200 in Balindong and 650 in Malabang.

Accordingly, the next delivery of humanitarian assistance will be on June 17, 2017.

Volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) facilitated the distribution activity in coordination with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) Regional Management Office (RMO) Ranaw.

BDA is leading the UBHA, a network of various Bangsamoro civil society organizations (CSOs) which aim is to consolidate efforts and draw strategies to deliver effectively humanitarian assistance to individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege.

June 8, 2017 

Day 3: Transport of relief goods bound for six municipalities in Lanao Sur where significant numbers of families affected by current Marawi siege found temporary shelter.

June 7, 2017 

Day 2: Food packing for Marawi assistance

1,800 food packs are all set for distribution to the individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege. This is through the unity and volunteerism of various organizations and individuals. Said food packs will be delivered tomorrow June 8, 2017 to the identified families who were forced to flee due to the on-going crisis in Marawi City. United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) will bring this relief aid

Volunteers of the United Bangsamoro Humanitarian Assistance (UBHA) will transport this relief aid to target recipients.

 June 6, 2017 
Day 1: Food packing for Marawi assistance
Students and other youth volunteers are now working together for the packing of food assistance intended for individuals and families affected by the Marawi siege.
 
The preparation is being held at the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) Central Management Office (CMO).
 

UBHA is a network of various Bangsamoro civil society organizations (CSOs) which aim is to consolidate efforts and draw strategies to deliver effectively humanitarian assistance to individuals and families affected by the current Marawi siege.

UBHA is being led by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), a development agency established in accordance with the Humanitarian, Rehabilitation and Development Aspects of GPH-MILF Tripoli Agreement of June 2001. 
UBHA member organizations: 
  1. Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA)
  2. City Government of Cotabato
  3. League of Bangsamoro Organizations (LBO)
  4. Union of Muslim Youth Organization (UMYO)
  5. Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP)
  6. Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS)
  7. United Youth of the Philippines Women, Inc. (UNYPHIL-Women)
  8. Federation of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organization (FBCSO)
  9. Bangsamoro Shariah Lawyers League of the Philippines (BSSLPI)
  10. Women Organization of Muslim Bangsamoro (WOMB)
  11. Tabun Halal
  12. Peoples Coalition for ARMM Reform and Transformation (PCART)
*The UBHA is calling for donations in cash or kind from any individual, group or organization. Donations may be in any form: cash or in kind. You may contact any of the participating CSOs mentioned above.

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