Bronze 2018 Editorial / Conflict

Longing In Marawi

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Ramin Hashempour
  • Photo Date
    207-2018

In May 2017, Marawi City in southern Philippines, experienced its deadliest urban armed conflict. The conflict caused more than 300,000 people to flee their homes and around 1,000 people – fighters and civilians – lost their lives. Many people were separated from loved ones, some of whom remain missing to date. It’s been a year since the crisis began but around 230,000 people remain displaced and are in need of humanitarian aid. Behind each number lies a story of prolonged suffering.The daily life of internally displace people, locally called “bakwit” (evacuee), is dominated by longing.