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Australia sends more aid for Marawi

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August 08, 2017

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces more aid after meeting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Australia will provide $20 million over four years to support recovery and long-term peace and stability in the southern Philippines.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the extra funding, which comes on top of a $1 million package announced in June, after meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila.

The terrorist conflict in Marawi has forced about 360,000 people to flee their homes.

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