A total of 1,975 families or 11,850 persons of Maranao evacuees hosted in Iligan city get humanitarian aid from EcoWEB Inc. and its international partners as of June 27, 2017.
The assistance came in a form of micro-cash grants, food with other relief items, grocery items, and psychosocial interventions for children and youths.
The amount of micro cash grants, food items, and activities done are in accordance to the respective plans of organized self-help group teams of evacuees in seven (7) host communities.
These communities are barangay Upper Hinaplanon, Pugaan, Mahayahay, Saray, Maria Cristina, Kiwalan, and those hosted in Ceanuri madrasah.
Last Sunday, June 25, Ecoweb Inc., RIDO Inc., CLEARNet, and representative of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) dine with the evacuees in time for Eid’l Fitr celebration.
OPAPP undersecretary Diosita Andot graced the occasion along with its Conflict Prevention Unit led by Dir. Ferdinand G. Jovita.
It was an opportune time for partners to dialogue with Muslim evacuees to hear their issues and other concerns.
Marawi city’s Sultan Hamidullah Atar said that “despite the situation, the occasion is still about raising hope, love, perseverance.”
“Despite the agony, we should not despair,” he said.
The humanitarian assistance is made possible through OPAPP, Christian Aid, Local2Global Protection, UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD) and other partners.
There are still thousands of least served families who are awaiting humanitarian support.