Peace Caravan Held in Marawi for Ramadan
June 21, 2018 — The Manila Bulletin reports on a Peace Caravan in Marawi in the Southern Philippines. Members of The Asia Foundation volunteered in the “Duyon Ramahdan, Alang sa Kalilnaw” in Marawi City. The 10-day event, which was held from June 6th to the 15th, was organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). The Asia Foundation has been an established partner working towards peace and stability in the country, supporting local and national peace initiatives in Mindanao and The Philippines.
International organizations and Civil Society Organizations participated in the Peace Caravan in Marawi City. Volunteers from The Asia Foundation and United Youth Peace and Development helped OPAPP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines distribute sacks of rice. The groups gave assurance that their participation does not end with the closing of Duyog Ramadhan on June 15. “We will be working with the government to provide long-term development for Marawi,” said Winston Camarinas, UNDP emergency response coordinator. Camarinas said he also sees the form of assistance to transition from humanitarian to development in a short period of time.
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