2nd batch profiling of HB-IDPs Sept. 22-16 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:00

Profiling of home-based internally displaced persons in barangays Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina has been set from Sept. 22-26.

However, the activity may continue even after today, Sept. 26 if there are still IDPs who need profiling.

It is important that all families displaced from their previous homes are properly registered to ensure that they can access the assistance provided by the authorities and humanitarian agencies working in coordination with the City government.

Profiling desks are established in respective barangay halls and are open for the IDPs that are residing there. IDPs not presently residing at the aforementioned barangays will not be interviewed at this time.

This profiling activity aims to ensure that all home-based IDPs are registered and that are all included in the City’s Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction or Z3R Plan and any humanitarian interventions. IDPs have a responsibility to register with local authorities whether they are in the evacuation centers or transitory sites or home-based in order to obtain the humanitarian support they are entitled to under Philippine and international laws that includes basic access to basic shelter, access to food and basic medical assistance.

IDPs were also requested to bring their Pink Family Access Card with them or certification or any document that proves that they were a home-based IDP of Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina.

Home-based IDPs are the persons or group of persons who have been forced or obliged to leave their residence as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of last year’s armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violation of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border.

These IDPs are currently residing not in the provided evacuation centers and transitory sites but in the house/home of their families/relatives or a location they have established as their shelter on their own.

This profiling activity is headed by the city social welfare and development field officers and representatives from the barangay local government unit supported by the enumerators and other humanitarian partners under the Protection Cluster. — Ella Dee Phuddih Cruz- WMSU OJT, City Hall