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United States grants additional $15m for Marawi rehab

The U.S. government on Tuesday committed $14.3 million (PHP730 million) in emergency relief and recovery assistance for communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City and its surrounding areas.

"And I am pleased to make an announcement today".

"This money will focus on restoring basic public services including health care, water and electricity, jump-starting livelihood and promoting community reconciliation", Kim said.

The remaining P577 million meanwhile will be used to help fund rehabilitation efforts in the conflict-stricken city.

More than 800 people have died and more than half a million people have been displaced in the crisis.

The donation is an addition to the already provided 12,000 water containers and almost 100,000 chlorine tables for the evacuated families in the city. He added that U.S. military cooperation remains as an important component of their assistance.

"As we know I have the privilege in participating the turn over ceremony for two Cessna aicraft, thats just one example", he said "Early this year we also have provided Raven tactical UAV system, that's unmanned air system, We also provided pistols, grenade launchers, rubber raiding crafts and motors as well, so it's been a full range of very useful equipment that we have turned over to the Philippines military".

A Rappler report quoted Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) who cited information from the social media application Telegram where the local terrorist group is reportedly communicating with the Islamic State (ISIS), as the basis of Maute's death.

Kim also vowed that the USA will continue to help the Philippines in solving what he described as "most urgent problem".

"We all look forward to the end of the crisis, and the end of the fighting and suffering". "We express our appreciation to the Chinese government, through its Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, for their generous gesture of donating P5 million in check to Filipino soldiers battling terrorists in Marawi", he added.



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