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HOME > JPN News > Start of JPN's Emergency Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Affected by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, Mindanao

Start of JPN's Emergency Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Affected by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, Mindanao

Jun 30, 2017

(Photo from The Philippine Star)
The firefight between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Maute Group and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) on May 23, 2017 forced more than 470,000 people to flee from their homes to the nearby towns. More than 20,000 are currently in evacuation centers. Those outside evacuation centers are living with their relatives or friends. These people are in dire need of food, safe drinking water, basic clothing, medicine, kitchen ware and other sleeping materials.

The Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN), is now calling for donations for the ongoing relief operations conducted by Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI), a Mindanao-based NGO, for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the armed conflict in Marawi City.

■Current Situation (as of July 9, 2017, 7PM)
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), out of 471,224 IDPs (101,013 families), 23,339 IDPs (4,277 families) are inside 87 evacuation centers, while 387,118 IDPs (85,312 families) are home-based or outside evacuation centers.

■Emergency Response
 The Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN) is currently working with our local partner, Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI), in providing relief assistance to IDPs.

About BMFI's Ongoing Emergency Response
Target areas:Target areas: At least 5-10 barangays in Iligan City, Lanao del Sur and Cagayan de Oro City
Beneficiaries: More than 10,000 IDPs (2,500 families)
Type of Support: Provision of relief goods consisting of food items, drinking water, basic clothing, hygiene kits, as well as psycho-social support and interventions for children and adults

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Relief operations conducted by BMFI

■How to donate
 Please remit your donations to the bank account below:
Please note that JPN does not receive donations in kind. Thank you for your understanding.

  When remitting from Japan Post Bank   When remitting from other banks
  Account no.:00140-6-338579
  Account name:日比NGOネットワーク
  (Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)
  Branch name: 〇一九(zero ichi kyu)店(019)
  Account type:当座 (Toza)
  Account number:0338579
  Account name:日比NGOネットワーク(Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)
  (When inputting branch name, please press "セ" (se))

Note: 20% of the proceeds will be used for operations such as liaisons and communication with the local partner, international remittance fees, international communication, etc.

※Due to occasional problems on retrieving the information regarding the remittance transaction, please contact ACC21 through telephone, fax or email and provide your name, address, and contact number(s). Tel:03-3945-2615 Fax:03-3945-2692  E-mail address:jpn@acc21.org

■About Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI)
Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) is a Mindanao-based non-profit foundation that engages mainly in peacebuilding program in three areas directly affected by violence in Mindanao: Maguindanao and North Cotabato, Surigao del Sur, and Misamis Oriental/Bukidnon. In the past, it has implemented relief assistance to the victims of Typhoon Sendong in 2011, Typhoon Pablo in 2012, Bohol earthquake in 2013 and Typhoon Yolanda. JPN worked with BMFI in 2011 in providing relief support to those affected by Typhoon Sendong. For related articles see here, here, and here.

Balay Mindanaw website:http://balaymindanaw.org/main/

JPN Secretariat (Gladys Angala)
C/O Asia Community Center 21 (ACC21)
1st fl., Asia Bunka Kaikan, 2-12-13, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-8642
TEL:+81-3-3945-2615 FAX:+81-3-3945-2692
E-mail: jpn@acc21.org (Available on: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., weekdays)
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