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The small community of Mabini is located in a remote part of the Visayas region with little access to basic services. Regular clashes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the New People’s Army hamper development and force civilians to flee their homes and seek shelter elsewhere. Drinking water poses a problem. The only source is located two and a half kilometres away. ICRC engineers have begun to extract water from a nearby spring, to help both residents and the displaced. (more…)

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By UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

This report was issued by OCHA Headquarters. It covers the period from 24
to 27 April 2009. The next report will be issued on or around 28 April.
Highlights

There has been an increase of some
40,000 internally displaced persons
(IDPs) over the past few days, bringing
the total to over 150,000 IDPs
in the
IDP camps in Vavuniya, Jaffna, Mannar
and Trincomalee. UN estimates that
50,000 people still trapped in the
conflict zone.
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