The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Northern Mindanao Office set the deadline for registration of displaced families from the ongoing military crisis in Marawi City today, July 5.
In an article from Sunstar.com, DSWD-NorthMin spokesperson Oliver Inodeo said that Barangay officials should be informed by to hasten the registration of the war victims from Marawi City so that the agency can do the validation.
Inodeo clarified that a deadline was set so that the the agency will be able to facilitate the channel of assistance from the government to the victims and was deliberated in a consultative meeting with DSWD officials and local leaders of areas affected by the crisis.
He also said that after the end of the registration, it will also signal the start of the rehabilitation efforts to help victims go back to their normal lives.
With the expectations that there will be late registrants, the agency will still consider registering applicants who have valid reasons.
DSWD already validated a total of 34,769 families, 32,012 of which are home-based and 2,767 are staying at evacuation centers.
Validated families will be given access cards for aid coming from non-government organizations and international humanitarian organizations.