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ASSISTANCE | DSWD Extends Aid to Families Displaced by Flooding in Sultan Kudarat

dswd-s-kudarat-flood-assistance-110916MANILA (DWDD) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office XII, continues to provide resource augmentation to the local government of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat to meet the needs of families affected by flooding due to heavy rains in the town that started on November 6.

The DSWD has already provided P1,260,600 worth of relief assistance, while the Kalamansig Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) extended a total of P421,600  worth of aid. However, additional relief supplies are still needed since 37 houses have been partially and totally damaged by the floods.

As of  6pm, November 8, 2016, report from the DSWD- Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), the number of affected families in need of assistance reached to 4,214 or 21,070 persons in seven barangays in Kalamansig.

DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo already directed the FO-XII to maintain its coordination with the local government of Kalamansig for additional assistance.

“Our communication with the LGU of Kalamansig remains tight for request for technical assistance and resource augmentation. We will also assure that social workers and disasters teams will continue to assess the damages brought by the heavy rains for distribution of appropriate aid to displaced families,” she said

. SMS DSWD / MCAG

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