There are still tens of thousands of displaced people in Marawi, the city of the Philippines, theater two years ago of the clash between the army and the Islamic extremists who had taken control of it.
Humanitarian organisations have raised the alarm denouncing the slow pace of reconstruction. The siege has forced over 100,000 residents to abandon their homes in a predominantly Muslim city. Some have been transferred to temporary housing built by the government, others have found shelter from relatives, others have arranged themselves living in tents.
According to statistics from the UN humanitarian agency, around 66,000 people are still displaced in Marawi. Most of them live with relatives, and around 4,500 are in reception centers. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) denounces more dramatic figures: about 100,000 are homeless, many of them without a source of income and with limited access to drinking water and health care.