[ipcm2015-participants] Fwd: URGENT ALERT: Fire at Lumad Evacuation Center

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:37:09 +0800

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Dear Friends,

We received this Urgent Alert from our friends from Inpeace Mindanao: At around 2am today, Feb 24, the Evacuation Center of Lumad and dormitory in UCCP Haran were burned by unidentified men. Five were wounded, including 2 children. Initial investigation cited that the incident was intentional as the Lumad evacuees have been experiencing harassment from ALAMARA, AFP, Rep. Nancy Catamco and government agencies forcing them to return to their respective communities that are militarized.

There is also info that there was an attempted fire at 8pm Feb 23 at the peasant office in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

Photos are available here:

We’ll forward more details as we receive them.


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