Archdiocese spearheads shelter project for IDPs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 November 2015 11:41

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday graced the shelter project launch at Centro Pastoral Hall, where she cited the need for the city government to provide dignified houses to all families that were displaced by the Zamboanga siege in September 2013.

Dubbed as “Zamboanga Shelter Durable Solution,” the project is aimed at providing safe, adequate, durable shelters to 400 most vulnerable internally displaced families in the city.

It will be implemented by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga in partnership with the Australian Embassy, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) and the local government unit.

In her message, Climaco said the project will include 400 houses for those families that have been “attacked” during the siege, but there is a formula to follow as approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

During the launching program, representatives of the agencies concerned together with the mayor signed a partnership commitment for the implementation of the project in support to the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (Z3R).

The signatories pledged to strengthen together their coordination, engagement and partnership during the various phases and processes of the project’s implementation to bring about quality services and impact to partner-IDP beneficiaries. — Vic Larato