The situation in Zamboanga City has worsened since the September 09 Skirmishes between the government troops and the forces of the Moro National Liberation front. An escalating number of 24,000 evacuees coming from Baranggays of Arena Blanco, Talon-Talon, Mampang, Sta. Catalina, Sta. Barbara, Rio Hondo, Mariki, Canelar, San Roque, Guiwan, Tugbungan and Tetuan have been recorded. Some 62,000 more started vacating their homes.