The Philippine government is worried about how to manage the growing number of evacuees in different evacuation centers in the Southern Philippines caused by the armed conflict in Marawi. According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the total number of evacuees registered have increased up to 80,000 families and is still growing.
There are already at least 80 evacuation centers established in region X since the war broke out and 90 percent of evacuees chose to stay in their relatives or friends houses, but still the evacuation centers were not enough to accommodate the growing number of non-home-based evacuees.
On Wednesday, the Marawi City battle entered its 36th day of intense gunfights and bombing in the heart of town. Black-clad fighters were seen from afar running between buildings as explosions rang out. In this gallery, IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of heart-breaking images from the evacuation centres.