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DSWD intensifies its efforts for families affected by Paeng.

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To help the hundreds of households impacted by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has increased assistance efforts.

The DSWD stated in its Saturday update that it is closely attending to and monitoring the needs of the 97,206 families or 409,455 individuals who have already been impacted by Paeng in 733 barangays in the following regions: Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccsksargen, Caraga, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindan (BARMM).

In 506 evacuation sites located in Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccskargen, and Caraga, 12,304 families or 48,808 people are currently seeking temporary shelter.

12,214 people, or 2,589 families, are temporarily residing with friends or family.

By early Saturday am, the DSWD had donated PHP3.4 million in aid to the impacted families through its quick response teams spread across its field offices.

This includes 5,418 family food packs (FFPs) worth PHP2.98 million that were given to displaced households in the Western Visayas (4,407), Zamboanga Peninsula (385) and Bicol (986).

Each FFP comes with enough food for a family of five for two days, including 6 kg of rice, four tin cans of corned meat, four tin cans of sardines, and six packs of energy drinks or coffee.

Additionally, the Zamboanga Peninsula received 385 sleeping kits and 205 kitchen kits from the DSWD field offices.

The National Resource Logistics and Management Bureau of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is continuously facilitating the loading of FFPs, drinking water, food, and other non-food items (FNIs) for immediate delivery to areas affected by the onslaught of Paeng, the report states.

FNIs consist of plastic mats, mosquito nets, family kits, cooking kits, family tents, hygiene kits, and kits for personal care and hygiene.

The unloading and distribution of the FFPs and FNIs to the impacted households is being facilitated by the DSWD field offices in close cooperation with the LGUs and other governmental institutions, including the police and the military.

The DSWD is currently prepared to provide assistance to the impacted families with a stockpile of 579,248 FFPs worth PHP 365.2 million and PHP 701.7 million in FNIs.

These include 504,933 FFPs in DSWD field offices and 74,315 FFPs in Disaster Response Centers, which together may be able to meet the additional demands of the displaced families.

Additionally, the DSWD has PHP444.3 million in standby money, of which PHP72.72 million is accessible at its field offices and PHP372.57 million is available in the Quick Response Fund (QRF) in the DSWD Central Office.

The combined value of the relief stockpile and standby funds is PHP1.5 billion.

The Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) of the Disaster Response Management Bureau (DRMB), in close coordination with the relevant field offices, is continuing to closely monitor the effects of Paeng, according to the DSWD report. This is done in order to provide significant disaster response updates and assistance.

Additionally, all DRMB emergency resources, including quick response teams, are available and prepared for deployment.


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