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Mohammad - Philippines

Last May, armed clashes, lasting five months, broke out in Marawi City, where Mohammad lives.

“They started to evacuate patients and employees from the medical centre but…we were instructed not to leave the hospital,” he says “We would be the ones to provide first aid to wounded patients. It was frightening for me but it did not stop us from keeping the facility operational amid the fighting. It’s very sad to see our town, this beautiful city, reduced to ashes.”

More than a year on, almost a quarter of a million people are still displaced, many are still looking for their loved ones who went missing. Red Cross remain committed to supporting those who fled the fighting. Photo: CC-BY_NC_ND/ICRC/Ramin Hashempour.

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