Sunday, October 11, 2009

Maguindanao refugees continue to live in dirty, cramped shelters

A mother delivers a child with the help of a quack doctor at a refugee camp in Datu Piang town in the war-torn province of Maguindanao in the Muslim autonomous region of Mindanao. And Father Eduardo Vasquez, Jr., of the Oblates of Mary says that 16 children have already died since April this year. The leading causes of deaths among children, he says, are diarrhea and typhoid fever. Refugee shelters in Maguindanao are dirty and with no potable water system. (Mindanao Examiner Photo / Mark Navales)

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