Home-based IDPs receive food packs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:42

Even as the transfer of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from various transitory sites to permanent shelters has begun, the city government continues to extend food assistance to families displaced by the September 2013 siege.

According to City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma Socorro Rojas, a total of 1,800 food packs were distributed this week to home-based families. This is in addition to the food packs already given out to IDPs staying at the different transitory sites.

Home-based families are those displaced by the siege but have opted to live with relatives instead of staying at designated temporary shelters or transitory sites.

The city official further shared that the food program will only run until the end of the month, after which IDPs can no longer expect to receive food packs.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has allocated P7M for food assistance. Of this amount, Rojas disclosed, P6M have been spent on food packs given out to IDPs.

Each food pack contains rice, noodles, canned goods and coffee. — Claudine Uniana