Scorching heat and surging violence leave trails of death and displacement in mainland Mindanao

27 May 2024 Bulletins / CEMS

Scorching heat and a surge in violence since the start of the year has triggered an unprecedented rise in deaths and displacement in the Bangsamoro region as it heads towards regional elections in 2025. A state of calamity has been declared as temperatures rise of around 40 degrees Celsius across the region, compounding tensions from intensifying horizontal conflict.

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