DSWD offers cash-for-work for 190 displaced Marawi families
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided cash-for-work (CFW) for 190 families from Marawi City who evacuated to Cebu following the crisis in their besieged city.
CFW is a short-term intervention of the DSWD to provide temporary employment to distressed or displaced individuals by participating in preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation, or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers.
The daily income of the beneficiaries of the program is 75 percent of the prevailing wage rate.
Through its Field Office in Region 7 (Central Visayas), DSWD partnered with the local government of Cebu for the allocation of 1380,000 cash assistance for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Last week, 164 IDPs received their cash assistance amounting to 12,000 each after working for eight hours for 10 days, from August 23 to September 8, at the Visayas Disaster Response Center (VDRC).
Meanwhile, the local government unit (LGU) provided the beneficiaries with free transportation.
Throughout the program, the IDPs were ferried to the VDRC located in Mandaue using the city’s bus.
The LGU also provided the program participants with their basic needs, including food, water, clothes, and hygiene kits.
Some 264 families and 1,148 individuals from Marawi were reported to have fled to Cebu at the height of the armed conflict.
The ongoing clashes between government forces and terrorist group Maute has so far affected a total of 78,466 families or 359,680 individuals from Marawi and its neighboring municipalities, according to DSWD.