Kasanyangan fire victims get shelter materials from IOM PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 February 2016 13:41

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday turned over shelter materials to families displaced by the conflagration in Duston Drive, barangay Kasanyangan February 8.

The shelter materials that included woven bamboo materials locally known as amacan for walling, GI sheets for roofing, coconut lumber and nails as well as plastic drums and basins were turned over to the families Friday morning in Kasanyangan through the City Government represented by Assistant City Social Welfare Officer Leonida Bayan and the mayor’s executive assistant on Muslim Affairs Jojo Abdussalam together with barangay officials led by Tungku Hanapi.

Authorities reported that the incident was caused by a lighted candle left unattended by one of the house owners. The incident razed to the ground 5 houses displacing 10 families with some 50 individuals.

The donated materials will be used for the construction of the families’ temporary shelters.

The IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners. In Zamboanga, the group led by Brian Lustre, has been collaborating with the local government in providing durable solutions for the families affected by the 2013 siege. — Sheila Covarrubias