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DSWD FO X Update on Disaster and Response Operation as of 12NN July 4, 2017

The total number of IDPs served in the Region increases to 34,692 families or 162,196 persons. There are currently 40 evacuation centers in region 10 housing 2,731 families or 12,121 persons. The number of home-based families total to 31,961 or 150,075 persons.

The number of Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Region 10 is as follows: Iligan City – 5; Balo-i – 11; Pantar – 1; Pantao Ragat – 22; Cagayan de Oro City – 1.

For the whole province of Lanao del Norte including Iligan City, the total number of IDP families served increases to 29,762 or 142,176 persons. The number of families inside evacuation centers served, including Iligan City, is 2,727 or 12,105 persons. Home-based Families served in Lanao del Norte, including Iligan City, is 27,035 or 130,071.

For Iligan City alone, the number of IDP families served is 15,490 or 75,585 persons. There are 787 families sheltered in evacuation centers served or 3,808 persons, while the number of home-based IDP families served is 14,703 or 71,777 persons.

Five Evacuation Centers are still operational in Iligan City namely: Buru-un School of Fisheries, Buru-un Gym, Tibanga Gym, Bayanihan Gym, and Ma. Cristina Gym.

In Misamis Oriental, the number of IDP families served is 4,412 or 17,984 persons; four (4) families or 16 persons staying in the lone evacuation Center situated in Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City are served. The number of home-based IDP families is 4,408 or 17,968 persons.

In Bukidnon, the number of IDP families served remain at 423 families or 1,561 persons who are all home-based or staying with their relatives in the municipalities of Kalilangan, Lantapan, Pangantucan, San Fernando and the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia.

In Misamis Occidental, the number of IDP families served remain at 95 families or 475 persons who are all home-based temporarily residing in four barangays of Ozamiz City namely: Brgy. Maningcol, Brgy. Tinago, Brgy. San Antonio, and Brgy. Gango.

Total cost of assistance extended to IDPs amounts to P82,205,135.00 of which P78,908,025.00 is extended by DSWD. Breakdown of Cost assistance is P56,275,260.00 for Family Food Packs and P22,632,766.00 for non-food assistance.

The Province of Lanao del Norte provided P1,852,443.00 for IDPs and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) also provided a total of P1,444,667.00 as recorded.

The DSWD addresses the concern of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) housed in evacuation centers in Balo-i, Pantar and Pantao Ragat, the DSWD Field Office 10 is currently installing the 246 DSWD Family Tents to serve as temporary shelters for the IDPs. The Family Tents can house 1 family per tent.

DSWD FO X storage hub in Linamon, Lanao del Norte also has 1,574 Family Tents ready for installation to the different areas.

For IDPs with missing relatives or friends, they are advised to coordinate with the Office of Civil Defense in their respective areas. The Office of Civil Defense is the primary agency for coordination with regards to missing persons and other related concerns.

For IDPs in evacuation centers who wish to avail of transportation assistance or the Balik Probinsiya subsidy, they may ask the Camp Managers for referral letter to be submitted to social workers assigned at the Operations Center, who will assess them if they are qualified or not based on their Disaster Assistance Family Access Card (DAFAC) and Barangay Certification.

To date, a total of P109,779.00 is already released to 61 IDP family beneficiaries as transportation assistance for those who went home to their respective provinces.

IDPs can avail of both food and non –food assistance upon the endorsement from the Local Government Units through the Municipal City Social Welfare and Development Officers in the areas where they are temporarily residing for home-based IDPs and camp managers for IDPs living inside the evacuation camps.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office X facilitates the on-going distribution of the P1,000.00 food assistance for Ramadan to all validated IDPs. To date, there are 25,934 validated IDP families throughout Region 10 (Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental) qualified for the said assistance – 79% have already received the assistance or 20,401 IDP families, which totals to P20,401,000.00. DSWD Field Office X is currently continuing the assistance pay-out for IDPs.

Burial assistance was extended to 18 families who lost their families during the conflict in Marawi.

DSWD-X has been continuously joining the Regional Coordination Command Center meeting along with the Office of Civil Defense, DSWD-ARMM, DOH and other agencies for regular updating, resolution of issues and point of collaboration pertaining to the disaster operation.

Based on Joint Statement issued by DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, DSWD-ARMM Secretary Haroun Al-Rashid A. Lucman, and Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra, July 5, 2017 will be the last day of registration for all IDPs. The food and financial assistance of P5,000 will be given to the IDPs upon their return to their communities in Marawi City.

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