Flooding and armed attacks in North Cotabato, Philippines

Flash floods following heavy rains forced a major evacuation in 9 low-lying areas in Tulunan town in the second district of North Cotabato. The evacution was complicated by an armed attack on the evacuating farmers by the marauding members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Travellers should exercise caution and avoid the affected area. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel in Mindanao Island.

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