Friday, August 23, 2013

DSWD closely monitors relief distribution

From the Website of DSWD

DSWD closely monitors relief distribution

Posted on 23 August 2013.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concerned local government units (LGUs) are closely monitoring the distribution of family food packs, bottled water, and other relief items to ensure that rightful beneficiaries receive the assistance.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman said that concerned Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LSWDOs) are now using the Disaster Assistance Family Access Card (DAFAC) to register number of affected families as well as list down the types of assistance provided to them.

“The DAFAC is one way to monitor if a family is underserved or overserved. It confirms that a family is a victim of disaster and is eligible to receive relief assistance,” Secretary Soliman said.

As of 12:00 noon today, 70,818 family food packs amounting to P17.7 million have been distributed to 66 local government units (LGUs) with additional 6,395 packs for distribution today. Further, 99,088 bottles of purified water were distributed to 28 LGUs in NCR and Region III.

Likewise, 58,676 family food packs worth P14.67 million and other relief items worth P89.87 million are being earmarked by the DSWD ready to augment resources of affected LGUs in NCR, CAR, I, III, IV-A and FO IV-B, if needed.

As of 12 noon today, NCR registered the highest number of evacuees at 20,261 families composed of 91,941 persons in 250 evacuation sites, followed by CALABARZON at 14,396 families or 62,951 persons in 202 evacuation centers.

To date, 45,485 families composed of 200,763 persons are still staying in 784 evacuation centers, while 124,827 families with 582,281 persons sought refuge in their friends and relatives houses, but nonetheless continue to receive relief assistance.

Meanwhile, donors’ help desks are set-up in DSWD regional offices to process and receive donations in-cash and in-kind.

The DSWD accepts donations such as clothing, bottled water, hygiene kits (soap, napkins, shampoo, toothbrush), undergarments, blankets, and mats, among others. ### (DSWD-Social Marketing Service) - See more at:

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