THE UNITED Nations Human Settlements Programme has started a P44.2-million livelihood project for Marawi City residents affected by a terrorist attack in 2017.

The Japan-funded project that will run for six months will complement a shelter project it is implementing and will benefit about 4,000 households, the UN agency said in a statement at the weekend.

The project, which features agribusiness and enterprise development and training, will help reintegrate people displaced by the clash between Islamic State-linked terrorists and government troops, it said.

The program will prioritize people from the 20 villages near Lanao Lake who could no longer return to their homes. — Carmelito Q. Francisco