Four months after the fighting broke out in Marawi City, displaced residents are still languishing in 78 different evacuation centers across provinces of Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Misamis Occidental. The clashes between Philippine government forces and ISIS-inspired Maute terror group has displaced at least 300, 000 civilians. Military officials say the fighting, which is already confined in a small battle area near the lake, may end in less than a month. As of September 26, military says 152 government soldiers were killed and 711 on terrorists’ side.

Balo-i, Lanao del Norte

Evacuees help a soldier belonging to CMO Regiment prepare vegetable stew.

Makeshift kitchen at an evacuation camp in Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Balo-i. Lanao del Norte

Sitti Jayna comforts her son Johaibir, who was then 4 days old when this photo was taken on September 19, 2017 at an evacuation camp in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte.

Evacuation camp in Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

For four months already, this evacuation camp in Pantar, Lanao del Norte is home to at least 100 families from Marawi City. Photo shows a portion of the makeshift tents provided by the DSWD.

Inside a makeshift tent in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte.

Business as usual at an evacuation camp in Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

An elderly evacuee and her granddaughter sits outside the makeshift tent in Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Evacuation camp in Saguiaran, Lanao de Sur.

Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Evacuees watch a movie at a makeshift hall in Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Children evacuees flash peace sign at an evacuation camp in Barangay Lumbaca Toros, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur.

Soldiers belonging to the CMO Regiment provide hot meals to the evacuees in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte.

Pantar, Lanao del Norte.