Madaya - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Madaya


WATCH: Are Marawi residents ready to see their homes?

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Many residents will have no more homes to go back to, but the government commits to rehabilitating the city

BATTLE FOR MAPANDI BRIDGE. Houses in Lilod Tolali bear the brunt of fierce firefights between the military and local terror groups. Rappler photo

12 terrorists, 1 Marine killed in intense gun battle in Marawi

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Marine is killed by an enemy sniper while 13 of his comrades are wounded by shrapnel from improvised explosive devices

MARAWI CRISIS. File photo of Philippine Marines fighting in Marawi. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi battle area shrinks as troops enclose 3rd bridge

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:24 AM

The war marks its 4th month on Saturday, September 23. At least 887 have died including 151 soldiers, 689 enemies, and 47 civilians.

MARAWI BRIDGES. The Agus River separates the safe zone and the battle zone. Screenshot of a drone video by the Provincial Crisis Management Committee

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Mahirap na combination ang IED at sniping Kapag mabagal ka sniper ang dadale sa iyo Kapag mabilis IED says an officer on the ground

THE NEW CHALLENGE. An improvised explosive device hidden in one of the buildings abandoned by the local terrorist groups in Marawi. Screenshot from a military video

Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:49 PM

2nd UPDATE Thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya have waited in Rashidin for more than a day when a bomb goes off The evacuation resumes following the blast

UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Britain and France are calling for urgent aid for besieged Syrian towns particularly Daraya Moadamiyeh and Madaya

epa05097659 Syrians from the besieged town of Madaya leave towards the capital for treatment, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 11 January 2016. Three trucks carrying long-awaited food and medical supplies entered the Syrian town of Madaya on 11 January with Doctors without Borders (MSF) saying almost 30 people there have died of starvation after a months-long siege by government forces. At the same time, three aid trucks entered the isolated north-western Shiite villages of Foua and Kefraya, which have been besieged by hardline Islamist rebels, Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah said. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Thousands risk starving to death in Syria – UN

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED Syrians trapped in their besieged towns could die as they face continued lack of food and water

A handout picture released by UNICEF and taken on January 14, 2016 shows a UNICEF employee measuring the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, as they assess the health situation of residents of the famine-stricken town. Relief agencies entered Madaya with a convoy on January 14 to deliver desperately needed humanitarian assistance, in the second such operation this week.   / AFP / UNICEF / STRINGER / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UNICEF" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Opposition heads to peace talks as more Syrians starve

Jan 30, 2016 - 11:47 PM

The High Negotiations Committee bows to US and Saudi pressure to at least show up in Geneva but insists it won t negotiate with Assad s regime until UN resolutions putting an end to sieges of towns are adhered to

PEACE TALKS. Representatives sit after arriving for the round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 29, 2016. Martial Trezzini/EPA

New aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says 44 aid trucks carrying food and other supplies entered Madaya on Thursday January 14

A handout image dated January 11, 2016, made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross, showing a convoy of vehicles seen en route to Madaya, Syria. Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC/Handout/EPA

Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Residents of Madaya Syria say they have no food no water and no electricity

Syria's UN envoy says no starvation in Madaya

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:46 AM

Ambassador Bashar Jaafari speaks after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food baby formula blankets and other supplies entered Madaya where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1

A convoy of cars loaded with aid material moves towards the besieged city of Madaya, Syria, January 11, 2016. Youssef Badawi/EPA

Aid heads for starving Syrian town Madaya

Jan 11, 2016 - 11:59 PM

The delivery will happen simultaneously with aid entering two government held towns under rebel siege in the northwest of the country

WAITING. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya. Photo by Marwan Ibrahim/AFP