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Philippine children traumatised by standoff

Government estimates that about 40,000 children have been displaced by fighting in Zamboanga City.

    At least 100 people have been killed and more than 100,000 displaced in 11 days of fighting between Muslim separatist rebels and security forces in the Philippines.

    The Philippine government estimates that about 40,000 children have been displaced by the fighting in Zamboanga.

    Officials are determined to do what they can to mitigate any long-term effects of the trauma.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Zamboanga City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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