QUEZON CITY, Aug. 11 (PIA) – The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Singapore Red Cross donated humanitarian assistance to displaced civilians affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.
According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the humanitarian assistance is worth $100,000.
The relief package include 30 sets of five-men tents, some 3,120 packets of field rations, three sets of medical supplies, 200 blankets, over 1,000 bottles of water, and 64 pieces of dynamo lights.
Meanwhile, ASEAN dialogue partners Russia, Japan and Australia also vowed help for Marawi.
According to the AFP, Russia will help improve the capabilities of the AFP and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in dealing with the threat posed by Islamic State-affiliated terrorist groups operating in Mindanao.
Japan also offered to provide assistance to help the Philippines fight terrorists in Mindanao. The assistance will be in addition to the P100 million aid that Japan vowed for those displaced by the fighting in Marawi City.
Likewise, the Australian government promised to provide $20 million, to be given in four years, to ease civilian suffering caused by the siege in Marawi City and contribute to peace-building in the area. (AFP/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)