Bakwit Family

22pikit3A family rests at the day care center in Barangay Inug-ug, Pikit town in North Cotabato where they fled to escape the fighting between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamo Islamic Freedom Fighters. Frequent evacuations have become a fact of life for several residents affected by the conflict in Southwestern Mindanao. At least 15,000 persons are now living in evacuation centers in Pikit. Photo taken on Feb. 22. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo