Marawi Crisis Fact Sheet


The attack of armed men in Marawi City, south of Philippines on May 23, 2017 resulted in massive bloody conflict between the ISIS-associated Maute group and government forces.

Three hundred and sixty thousand people particularly women and children fled to nearby municipalities and cities and in various regions in the country. Eventually, the Philippine government declared Martial Law in the whole island region of Mindanao. The Islamic City of Marawi is the capital and the only city in the province of Lanao del Sur with a population of more than 200,000. People of Marawi are called Maranao and speak the Maranao dialect.