The Marawi siege started almost a month ago and is still being resolved as of today. Hoping to liberate Marawi on Independence Day last week, airstrikes continue to happen as ISIS sympathizers Maute Group and the AFP has not come down to a resolution. With Mindanao still under Martial Law, people who evacuated Marawi City are now dying from severe dehydration and in dire need of help.
Here we list down non-government organizations that need support and donations as they help people in Marawi overcome their battle.
1. TALA PH
TALA PH is a group that aims to help women and children in times of war. The group, formed by journalist Jamela Alindogan together with her friends Nikki Luna and Ella Mage, is accepting donations such as milk powder, diaper, blankets, mats for sleeping, rice, noodles, Sky flakes, Quaker oat cookies, etc. For more information, visit and contact their Facebook page.
2. Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross, the local branch of the international organization, accepts donations in cash or in kind. You may drop your donations at 37 EDSA Cor. Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City Mandaluyong.
Account name: PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
BPI Peso Account: 499-100-3652
Metrobank Peso Account: 151-7-15152434-2
Metrobank Dollar Account: 151-2-15100218-2
BDO Peso Account: 00-453-0190938
BDO Dollar Account: 10-453-0039482
3. Tulong Kabataan
Tulong Kabataan is a relief and rehabilitation network that helps victims of calamities and other natural disasters. They are accepting food donations such as canned goods, bottled water and ready-to-eat food. For non-food items, they are accepting hijabs, blankets, sanitary pads, medicines, first aid kit, toiletries and clothes. For more information about their drop off points, visit their Facebook page.
4. Save the Children
Save the Children is a non-profit organization that tends to the needs of children worldwide. They are offering education for the children of Marawi by making a monthly or one time donation. The donations will be allotted for school supplies and building spaces where the kids can learn. Visit their website for more information.