DSWD, other gov’t agencies start damage assessment, needs analysis in Cagayan Valley

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Almost a week after Typhoon Rosita battered several provinces in Luzon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office (FO) in Region II, joined the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Department of Health (DOH) in conducting a Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) in the provinces of Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya.

Over the weekend, four teams were deployed to conduct the damage assessment in order to evaluate and determine the needs of the affected families to assist them as they go back to their normal lives.

“Our Field Office in Region II will join the meeting for the post-RDANA to plan for rehabilitation and provision of other necessary interventions for the families affected by Typhoon Rosita,” DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said.

To date, only 15 evacuation centers are open providing temporary shelter to 135 families or 466 persons in Regions II, VIII, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

The DSWD has also provided P5,787,028.50 worth of assistance to ‘Rosita’ survivors and is expected to send additional Family Food Packs to areas in Mt. Province that are still isolated. ###