DSWD: More than P10.5-M worth of relief aid extended to ‘Odette’-hit areas

Published December 19, 2021, 7:18 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

More than P10.5-million worth of relief aid has been extended to the areas affected by typhoon Odette, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said Sunday, Dec.19.

(DSWD Facebook page)

As of 6 p.m., Dec. 19, the DSWD, local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs) have so far provided assistance worth more than P10.5 million to the typhoon victims.

Based on the DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) report, the number of families affected by Odette increased to 301, 412 or more than 1.18 million individuals from 2,983 barangays.

The nine affected regions were Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao, and Caraga.

A total of 103, 271 families or 413,744 individuals have been logged as evacuees or those currently staying in 2,302 evacuation centers.

Meanwhile, 13,156 families or 50, 314 individuals have opted to stay with their relatives and/or friends.

The DROMIC reported 28,269 damaged houses, 16,449 were partially damaged and 11,820 were totally damaged.