3rd profiling of home-based IDPs set June 1-3 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 May 2016 13:26

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) convenes Friday morning at the CDRRMO conference room to tackle various issues including the approval of the 4-year drought contingency plan. Presiding the meeting was CDRRMO Chief Dr. Elmeir Apolinario.

The third phase of profiling for home-based internally displaced persons (HB-IDPs) will resume June 1-3 for barangays under CSWDO-District Field Offices 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Spearheaded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the profiling activity is meant to obtain solid information of HB-IDPs that would help the government inform and decide on the most vulnerable group.

Enumerators will be deployed to the field offices to do the registration. Registration desks will be set up at the CSWDO-field office 1 in Ayala for barangays Ayala, Cawit, La Paz, Labuan, Recodo, Sinunuc and Tulungatung; CSWDO field office 3 in Sta. Maria for barangays Sta. Maria, Cabatangan, Calarian, Canelar, Malagutay, Pasonanca, San Roque and Tumaga; CSWDO Field Office 5 in Culianan for barangays Culianan, Mercedes, Cabaluay, Guisao, Sangali, Taluksangay and Zambowood; CSWDO Field Office 6 in Curuan for barangay Curuan and CSWDO-Field Office 7 in Vitali for barangay Vitali.

Home-based IDPs are advised to proceed to the registration centers in their districts and bring with them any of the following documents for proper identification: pink family access card, tagging form/ number and certification from the CSWDO field office that they are HB-IDPs.

Home-based IDPs are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of the September 2013 conflict in Zamboanga and are currently residing in the house or home of their families or relatives and not in evacuation centers or transitory sites.

Under Philippine laws and International Human Rights law and humanitarian standards all IDPs are entitled to humanitarian support. This includes access to basic shelter, access to food and basic medical assistance. — Sheila Covarrubias