Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 sent a total of 4,650 family food packs to Capiz and Aklan to augment the resources of local government units in responding to the needs of disaster-stricken areas.
Family food packs numbering to 1,650 were transported morning of Thursday for the Province of Aklan while 3,000 packs were already prepositioned in Capiz prior to the onslaught of typhoon Ursula.
DSWD Field Office VI sends family food packs to LGUs to provide augmentation. LGUs remain as frontline service providers and responders during crisis and disaster.
“We have sent the family food packs today for Aklan Province. DSWD has sufficient stockpile to provide the help that the LGUs need,” said Assistant Regional Director for Administration Evangeline B. Felecio.
FOR THE CHILDREN IN URSULA-AFFECTED AREAS
DSWD Field Office VI provides materials for Child-Friendly Spaces in evacuation centers of Pontevedra in Capiz and Balasan Iloilo.
In times of calamities, child protection remains on top of priority to address concerns on their recovery, debriefing and overall well-being.
As of 2:30 PM of December 26,2019, a total of 2,496 families are reportedly affected by tropical cyclone Ursula. These consist of 9,226 persons from 81 barangays in Western Visayas.
A total of 1,177 families or 4,149 persons are taking temporary shelter in 61 evacuation centers while 1,089 families or 4,983 persons are currently staying with their relatives and friends.
Meanwhile, DSWD is still under Blue Alert and has deployed staff for Aklan Operation Center.