Desperate for food, Mindanao villagers want to return home

March 24, 2015 2:28 PM

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SHARIFF SAYDONA, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dina Yusef points to some rice and a few cans of sardines – all she has left to feed her four children and husband nearly a month after they fled their Philippines village when soldiers cleared the area in their search for armed Muslim rebels.

"I want to go home because we don't have food,” Yusef told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at a camp set up in a school in this town in the Maguindanao province of Mindanao, the southern Philippines island where Muslim separatists have fought the army and police for 45 years.

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