DSWD Eastern Visayas begins relief operations for typhoon victims

 
As of December 20, DSWD had distributed 18,208 family food packs in various communities affected by Typhoon Odette in Region 8. Photo: Disaster Response Management Division/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Eastern Visayas has already begun the initial distribution of Family Food Packs (FFPs) to families affected by Typhoon Odette.

As of December 20, the agency had already distributed 18,208 FFPs. These include 1,000 FFPs in Dulag, 2,500 in Tacloban City, 2,108 in Silago, 2,100 in Hinundayan, 3,100 in Hinunangan, 1,000 in Saint Bernard, 2,400 in Sogod, 1,000 in Maasin City, 1,000 in Liloan, 1,000 in Limasawa, and 500 in San Ricardo.

 As relief operations continue, the number of FFPs released is expected to increase.

DSWD continues to prepare FFPs in anticipation of the affected Local Government Units' request.
Numerous members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, including the Office of Civil Defense, the Philippine Army, the Philippine National Police, local government units, and other agencies, have aided DSWD in delivering FFPs to beneficiaries and stakeholders.

The DSWD reminds the public that under Republic Act 10121, the local government unit (LGU) is the first responder to disasters. The agency may release relief items in response to a request from the LGU. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DSWD-EV)
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