DSWD of­fers cash-for-work for 190 dis­placed Marawi fam­i­lies

Manila Bulletin - - News - By ELLALYN DE VERA RUIZ

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.

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