The rise of ISIL aspirants in the Philippines was predictable. When you identify an at-risk community and look at the data of what impacts them across various sectors, a story emerges. The story we heard is that the problems in the southern Philippines are getting worse, and ISIL is moving in to take advantage of the lack of opportunity that afflicts communities across the area.
– Justin Richmond, Executive Director of impl. project
Check out our Policy Brief on our work in southern Philippines, seeing problems through the community’s eyes and helping them address challenges to prevent the spread of violent extremism.PDF, Philippines, Policy Brief