The Status in Marawi
It’s both frightening and saddening to see what is happening in Marawi City. The Maute Group, a band of terrorists invaded the city and held some areas down for weeks on end. Many are trapped and even more have evacuated the war-torn city. Hundreds and thousands have left their homes, and the belongings to flee to safer areas.
Amidst constant combat, these refugees braved gunfire, bombs, and possible capture just to escape and seek safe haven elsewhere. Many of these people left hurriedly, with only the clothes on their back and their children in their arms. You only need to watch the evening news to see public schools and gymnasiums filled with refugees. Men, women, children, hundreds and thousands with nowhere to go, and nothing to eat.