DSWD extends aid to Baliwasan fire victims

Published March 22, 2021, 12:27 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has extended P276,000 worth of assistance to the families  affected by a fire that hit Baliwasan Seaside, Barangay Baliwasan, Zamboanga City on Saturday morning, March 20.

(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The DSWD Field Office IX said it provided 400 sleeping kits to the affected residents of the coastal barangay. 

“There are initially 400 affected families or 1,759 individuals as of today who are currently staying at temporary evacuation center – Baliwasan Central School SPED Center,” it said in a Facebook post, citing the DSWD’s rapid assessment in coordination with City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD). 

The distribution of the sleeping kits was facilitated by a team from DSWD-Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) 

“As per assessment from the CSWDO,  sleeping kits are primarily the urgent needs of the victims,” the DSWD FO IX said. 

It noted that other government and non-government organizations and private individuals also provided assistance to the fire victims. The aid include meals, blankets, potable water, food packs, and used clothing.

 
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