Relief aids distribution for flood victims in Mindanao continues –DSWD

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Flood victims in Mindanao continue to receive assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs) in the affected areas.

As of 12 noon Tuesday, at least 23,442 food packs amounting to about P5.9 million have been provided by the DSWD to victims in Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte, while P272,023 worth has been extended by concerned LGUs in CARAGA.

Some 220 evacuation centers remain open in the affected regions, providing temporary shelter to 20,005 families or 95,637 persons while 5,086 families or 25,373 persons outside the evacuation centers are also given relief assistance.

Davao Region has the most number of evacuees with 11,537 families or 57,356 persons. They have been initially assisted by the LGUs.

DSWD-Field Office XI reported that 198 houses were damaged in Davao Oriental while 18 others were destroyed in Compostela Valley.

Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Teams continue to coordinate with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and LGUs for possible assistance that may be required. (PNA)

SCS/DSWD-PR/LSJ

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