DSWD-11 aids shear line-affected residents in NorMin - TrueID

DSWD-11 aids shear line-affected residents in NorMin

Philippine News AgencyDecember 28, 2022

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office in Davao (DSWD -11) is set to distribute food packs this week to families affected by shear line-induced rains in Region 10 or Northern Mindanao.

In a Facebook post DSWD-11 said it is preparing 5,000 family food packs (FFPs) to be delivered to Iligan City on Wednesday (Dec. 28).

"The DSWD, as vice chairperson for disaster response under the Response Pillar of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), is mandated to augment food and non-food items to local government units affected by different types of disasters," the statement said.

As of Dec. 27, the NDRRMC reported that the death toll of shear line-induced rainfall, which triggered heavy rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao, has climbed to 25.

Still undergoing confirmation are reports of 22 fatalities -- 16 in Region 10 (Northern Mindanao), five in Region 5 (Bicol), and one in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).

(PNA)

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