Marawi Evacuees Receive Free Drinking Water
August 25, 2017
Marawi is the home of 200,000 people. It is the largest city in the province of Lanao del Sur, an island located at the Southern part of the Philippines, which is also officially known as the Islamic City of Marawi.
The devastating aftermath of the Marawi Siege is the main reason for the increasing number of civilians taking refuge in evacuation centers at the neighboring towns and cities of Marawi. Problems like inadequate food, damaged homes and buildings, unsafe drinking water and unhygienic practices are just some of the difficulties the evacuees face.
Mactan Rock, with a vision to make clean water accessible for all, went out on a mission to help the evacuees of the Marawi siege by giving clean, safe and free drinking water. A newly developed emergency potable water treatment designed for remote areas through mobilization was deployed to Baloi, Lanao del Sur, a town where the evacuees are taking refuge. The mobile water treatment can work either manually or with electric power and is capable of processing brackish, groundwater or dirty water sources.
Giving 20 cubic meters of water supply a day, the refugees were overwhelmed with joy by the comfort and assistance they received from Mactan Rock. Their delighted faces proved how glad they were as the problem of safe and hygienic water supply was properly addressed.