By Lou Ellen L. Antonio

MARAWI CITY, Sep. 7 (PIA) -With its mandate to assist civilians and victims of armed conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has turned over the newly renovated office of the Marawi City Water District (MCWD) which was damaged by stray bullets during the Marawi siege.

ICRC Iligan Head Daniele Philippe shared that the organization started working with MCWD even during the siege in order to ensure the continuity of the water supply in the war-torn city.

With the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), ICRC organized an emergency water supply in Bito Buadi Itowa evacuation center. PRC still continues the water trucking services in the said evacuation center.

“Being one of the first responders, we supported the Saguiaran Evacuation Center with an emergency water supply and construction of temporary shower blocks,” Philippe added.