10 Aug Government urged to devise system on executing rehabilitation plans for Marawi victims
Discussions on plans to rehabilitate the war-torn Marawi City have been going on and now the government is in the process of rebuilding the city.
In an article from Sunstar Cagayan de Oro, the founder of the Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (DIRT), Adam Marlatt, challenged the Philippine government to devise a system on how to execute and realize its rehabilitation plans for the city through the private sectors and non-government organizations.
According to him, some of the potential major players for rehabilitation process are government agencies, private sectors, and corporations, intergovernmental organizations such as World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Program, and non-government organizations such as the Global Dirt.
He also suggested that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should go digital in terms of its tracking system that will improve the distribution of help to the displaced individuals of the war.
He also added that the government will be needing support from the World Health Organization (WHO) in handling the arrival of the expected number of medical concerns once the displaced families are back to their original places.
In addition, he also stressed out the need to mobilize the different economic sectors in the city such as in the agricultural, industrial, and technical programming which will further facilitate the improvement of lives of the war victims.
On the other hand, Kalinaw Mindanao convener Amirah Lidasan said that the government should put more of their efforts in restoring the “sense of normalcy” in Marawi first.