Philippine conflict-displaced on Mindanao now hit by floods

  MANILA/ZAMBOANGA, 10 October 2013 (IRIN) – Still recovering from three weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim separatists that lefttens of thousands displaced, battle-scarred Zamboanga region in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao is now dealing with flooding in already congested evacuation centres. Rains brought by the annual southwest May-October monsoon and the […]

Philippine conflict-displaced on Mindanao now hit by floods

  MANILA/ZAMBOANGA, 10 October 2013 (IRIN) – Still recovering from three weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim separatists that lefttens of thousands displaced, battle-scarred Zamboanga region in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao is now dealing with flooding in already congested evacuation centres. Rains brought by the annual southwest May-October monsoon and the […]

Philippines typhoon affecting maternal health

This article was originally published in the IRIN News website. MANILA, 18 January 2013 (IRIN) – With many health facilities damaged or destroyed in typhoon-affected Mindanao, experts have expressed concern about the state of maternal health care. “Many village health centres were totally destroyed. Even in those centres that were only partially damaged, medical supplies were washed […]

PHILIPPINES: Typhoon-hit schools to reopen

This article was originally published in the IRIN News website MANILA, 11 January 2013 (IRIN) – Thousands of children across typhoon-hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines will return to school on 14 January, more than a week later than schools elsewhere in the country, as officials struggle to get education back on its feet. “Never before […]