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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is sending more shelter items to families affected by Hurricane Odette.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed rolls of laminated sacks to impacted regions in the Visayas and Mindanao to continue providing shelter materials to families affected by Typhoon Odette.

The DSWD has delivered 799 rolls of laminated sacks to 7,990 family members in the Caraga region, according to the latest report from the National Resource and Logistics Management Bureau (NRLMB) on Thursday.

273 laminated sacks arrived in Cebu on New Year’s Day from the DSWD’s major catastrophe hub, the National Resource Operations Center (NROC). Approximately 275 rolls were sent to Maasin, Southern Leyte, from the warehouse.

Meanwhile, 460 family tents are on their way to Surigao from Liloan Port, and 900 laminated sack rolls from DSWD 5 (Bicol) will be delivered to Cebu. Approximately 600 rolls from DSWD 8 (Eastern Visayas) are also on their way to Cebu.

6,000 laminated sack rolls and 4,000 tarpaulin sheets were also purchased by the department for displaced households in the impacted areas.

In addition to shelter materials, the DSWD continues to provide food and non-food goods to affected areas.

The DSWD field office in Western Visayas distributed 5,950 family food packs (FFPs) to impacted local government units in Negros Occidental’s southern half.

Similarly, the DSWD-8 delivered 1,700 additional FFPs to San Ricardo, Southern Leyte, 1,600 additional FFPs to Pintuyan, Southern Leyte, 1,000 additional FFPs to Bato, Leyte, and 800 additional FFPs to Mahaplag, Leyte.

In Caraga, 1,500 FFPs will be distributed to the LGUs of Pilar, General Luna, Burgos, and Sta. Monica on the island of Siargao. Approximately 5,000 FFPs from the DSWD 12(Soccsksargen) and 8,300 FFPs from the NRLMB are on their way to Siargao Island.

As of 6 a.m., the department has given affected families more than PHP282 million in aid.

The DSWD promised to continue assisting “Odette” victims, particularly by providing resource augmentation to all cities and municipalities affected.

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