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Philippines: rebuilding

People in the battle-scarred Southern Philippines city of Marawi are trying to rebuild their homes and lives one year after the place was stormed by Islamist militants.

World Watch Monitor

In May 2017, militants belonging to the Maute group, an affiliate of Islamic State, took over Marawi. In the following five months of fighting between the militants and government forces, 40% of the city was destroyed and 98% of the population displaced. Militants entered homes and set buildings on fire, including a cathedral and a Protestant-run college.