Marawi fighting: Australia sends $1m aid to help displaced

The Australian government is providing $920,000 worth of food and supplies to help those displaced by the conflict in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.

Marawi aid

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, a girl plays at an evacuation center on the outskirts of Marawi city, southern Philippines. Source: AP

Australia is providing nearly $1 million in food and supplies to help more than 320,000 people displaced by conflict in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.

The money will go towards providing tarpaulins, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and sanitation kits, as well as rice and water.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Tuesday said the assistance comes on top of a support package she announced during a visit in March.

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Published 20 June 2017 at 9:58am
Source: AAP