Refugees starting eat stuff to overcome hunger

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The Marawi Anti-Crime Movement is urging government forces and militants to allow relief goods to enter evacuation centers in the 1st District of Lanao del Sur as hunger continued to worsen among evacuees, ABS-CBN said in a report.

Samira Gutoc, chairperson of the group, said families in evacuation centers have been eating leaves and even cardboard boxes or blankets due to food shortage.

“We’re asking the Philippine Army, government, and the Maute group to let the food in, especially in evacuation centers in the first district—and hirap daw pumasok doon,” she told ANC’s Headstart.

The fighting began on May 23 when hundreds of militants rampaged through Marawi, the most important Muslim city in the mainly Catholic Philippines, waving the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group.

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