UNHCR sets IDP profiling anew PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 November 2015 15:09

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the United Youth of the Philippines’ Women, Inc. (UNYPHIL-Women) will spearhead anew the profiling of home-based internally displaced persons (HB-IDPs) set in November to guarantee that all those affected by the 2013 siege will be included in the recovery and rehabilitation program.

Specific dates and venues for the profiling are November 9 to 11, 2015 at the barangay halls of Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina; November 12 to 14 at the barangay halls of Mariki and Rio Hondo and November 15 to 17 at the barangay halls of Tetuan and Baliwasan.

Enumerators will be employed to undertake the profiling on the said dates. They will be assisted by representatives from the Barangay Councils concerned, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and humanitarian partners.

For the profiling, home-based IDPs are encouraged to bring along their tagging number and Pink Family Access Card or certification from the DSWD/CSWDO.

Home-based IDPs are those families affected by the 2013 siege and are temporarily staying with their relatives or friends and not in transitory sites. IDPs- whether residing in transitory sites or home-based are entitled to humanitarian support under Philippine or international laws. The support includes access to basic shelter, access to food and basic medical assistance.

The second wave of profiling activities is intended to update the list of home-based IDPs to ensure that all those affected by siege will benefit from the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plan.

The last profiling activity was done in December 2014 where over 2,000 HB-IDPs were registered. The list is being cross-matched with the CSWDO records. — Sheila Covarrubias