armed conflict - updates

Rappler's latest stories on armed conflict

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NCR task force formed to counter 'front organizations'

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:37 PM

While there is no armed conflict in Metro Manila, the task force deems the capital region to be the hotbed of recruitment and fund generation

FIRST MEETING. The National Capital Region Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict will be engaging schools, labor unions, and the urban poor sectors. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Think tank: Philippines one of most dangerous places for civilians

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:04 PM

The government’s anti-drug war and political rivalries triggered 'a wave of targeted attacks' in the first half of the year, says the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

CIVILIANS TARGETED. Activist Neptali Morada is shot and killed on June 17, 2019. Image from PNP regional command in Bicol

Controversial retired colonel to head anti-insurgency office

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Retired colonel Allen Capuyan is accused of involvement in the 6.4-billion shabu smuggling controversy

Gen. Allen Capuyan, AGM for Security and Emergency Services of MIAA attends the September 7 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: The Communist Party of the Philippines at 50

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration

Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte creates task force to address causes of communist insurgency

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The task force, chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte himself, seeks to improve the quality of life in areas experiencing clashes with communist rebels

UN probe reports possible 'war crimes' by all sides in Yemen conflict

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

In its first report, a team of UN-mandated investigators said they had 'reasonable grounds to believe that the parties to the armed conflict in Yemen have committed a substantial number of violations of international humanitarian law'

ARMED FORCES. A column of Yemeni pro-government forces and armored vehicles arrives in al-Durayhimi district, about nine kilometres south of Hodeidah international airport on June 13, 2018. File photo by Nabil Hassan/AFP

Colombian ELN rebels vow ceasefire for presidential vote

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The halt in military operations runs from Friday, June 15 to midnight Tuesday, June 19, the National Liberation Army said in its online publication 'Insurrection'

Young Maranao advocate says empathy key to promoting peace, dev't

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:52 AM

After leaving his hometown to study in Cebu, 21-year-old peace advocate Jamil Faisal Adiong says he realized the potential of Mindanao to prosper if only peace reigns in the region

Hundreds flee clashes in Central African Republic

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:31 PM

'There are clashes at almost every point all around Paoua. We have seen hundreds of people flee their villages to take refuge in Paoua,' says Doctors Without Borders' Jean Hospital

Colombian paramilitary chief deported from U.S. to face charges

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Fifty-year- old Hebert Veloza, alias "HH," faces charges in his homeland of murder, forced recruitment of minors and criminal association

LOOK: A time to give hope as Marawi City gets back on its feet

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

UNHCR advocate Atom Araullo joins the UN Refugee Agency in a visit to a community that was affected by the Marawi crisis. Here are some photos from their humanitarian mission.

RESILIENCE. UNHCR Advocate and broadcast journalist Atom Araullo shares a light moment with Moreg Sarakan, a 100-year-old Maranao woman who fled Marawi when fighting erupted in May 2017. Araullo first met the grandmother at the Buru-un Evacuation Center in July. He returned to the camp this December to visit her. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/UNHCR   RESILIENCE. UNHCR Advocate and broadcast journalist Atom Araullo shares a light moment with Moreg Sarakan, a 100-year-old Maranao woman who fled Marawi when fighting erupted last May. Araullo first met the grandmother at the Buru-un Evacuation Center last July. He returned to the camp this December to visit her. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/UNHCR

Kids, parents learn how to recognize Marawi bombs that didn't explode

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

As Marawi residents head back home, they are taught how to recognize improvised explosive devices that the armed conflict left behind

Photo by Ana Santos/Rappler

WATCH IN 360º: The Marawi humanitarian crisis

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz and multimedia producer Adrian Portugal take you to the front lines of the Marawi humanitarian crisis in this 360 degree video

MARAWI HUMANITARIAN SITUATION. This immersive 360-degree video first takes you to Bubong, a remote town in Lanao del Sur which has been isolated due to the clashes between government forces and local terrorists in Marawi City

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Children as combatants in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

To stop the recruitment of children the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter radicalization programs

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

More than ceasefire: End the causes of armed conflict

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The slogan peace based on social justice is exactly the main goal of the recent talks in Rome in Italy Photo courtesy of AGHAM

PEACE TALKS. AGHAM calls on fellow scientists and the people to support the peace talks. Photo courtesy of AGHAM

Russian teens die after streaming police standoff on Periscope

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Two 15 year old students livestream portions of the armed standoff before allegedly committing suicide

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition over child deaths in Yemen

Jun 03, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Saudi led coalition is responsible for 60 of the total 785 children who were killed and 1 168 wounded last year in Yemen

CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT. Yemeni children pose for a photo at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after they were forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing fighting in the country, the northern province of Amran, Yemen, 01 May 2016. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Aleppo's rebel zones prepare for total siege

Feb 20, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Humanitarian organizations are also readying supplies in case a siege does occur

SIEGE. Although the siege is 'not yet a done deal,' residents of Aleppo prepare for it nonetheless. File photo from EPA

Malala turns 18, says world failing Syrian children

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:08 PM

I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai says in a statement

BIRTHDAY. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai spends her 18th birthday Sunday on the Syrian border. Photo from EPA

Aquino to Bangsamoro law foes: History will judge you

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:16 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says those blocking the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law are denying the Bangsamoro people a chance to have dignified peaceful lives

AQUINO IN MAGUINDANAO. President Benigno Aquino III addressed at the ceremonial turnover of weapons and the decommissioning of combatants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, on June 16, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bangsamoro bill: 7 issues for PH, MILF to resolve

Jun 01, 2015 - 7:13 PM

With such a tight deadline will lawmakers manage to legislate a peace deal within the bounds of the Constitution?

Evacuees in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato almost 100,000

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels also affect more than 130 000 persons in Maguindanao and North Cotabato

DISPLACED FILIPINOS. People displaced by fighting sleep at an evacuation center in the southern Philippines. File photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Napkins, displacement, and other teen problems in Mindanao

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Three girls from Muslim Mindanao share how difficult it is growing up in conflict areas

Where are the voices from war-torn areas?

Feb 09, 2015 - 3:43 PM

There is a lack of voices from those who live in war torn areas Could it be because they have lost their voice?

LASTING THREAT. Campaigners against landmines say that even if peace agreements are forged and wars are ended, explosive remnants of war become an enduring legacy of conflict. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

How conflict can lead to food insecurity and hunger

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Decades long conflict between the forces of the government and groups like the MILF and MNLF leave a huge part of Mindanao in poverty

Filipinos most worried about conflict with China – study

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Compared to other Asian countries the Philippines – the only country that dared to bring China to court over its West Philippine Sea claim – is most worried about conflict

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A breakaway group of the MILF promises to continue the fight for independence