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Singapore delivers humanitarian supplies for Marawi siege victims

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Singapore Red Cross delivered last Monday humanitarian supplies for the victims of the Marawi siege.

The relief aide includes 30 sets of 5-men tents, 3,120 packets of field rations, 3 sets of medical supplies, 200 blankets, 1080 bottles of water, and 64 pieces of dynamo lights.

It was carried by a SAF C130 that landed at the Laguindinagan Airport in Misamis Oriental.

More than 300,000 residents left the Islamic City when the combined forces of the ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayaff terror groups sieged the city prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to place Mindanao and the island provinces under Martial Law.

The Internally Displaced People (IDPs) sought refuge in the nearby towns of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur either staying in evacuation centers or in the houses of their relatives.

Hundreds of IDP families are also found in the residences of their kins in urban cities like General Santos, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.

Relief aides have been pouring in from various institutions and network groups, both Muslim and non-Muslims. Other groups and experts have extended psycho-social interventions.

Various organizations and individuals have condemned the atrocity brought by the perpetrators which espouse Islamic doctrine in their twisted interpretation, sowing violence to advance their cause.