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Philippines: NDCC update Sitrep No 60 - Complex emergency in Mindanao

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DATE: 19 October 2008, 8:00 AM

Reference: OCD X, XII and ARMM, PNP-ARMM, DSWD-DROMIC, PNRC, DOH, AFCC, DPWH, DepEd

Current Humanitarian Situation

- The national government continue its relief efforts through the NDCC Task Force Humanitarian Assistance to Conflict-Affected Mindanao Provinces (CAMP)

- The total cost of assistance extended to the IDPs is Phpl67.707Million. Of this amount, Php130.852Million was provided by the Government while Php3B.854Million was provided by NGOs, INGOs, ICRC and the UN System. Relief assistance provided were in the form of food assistance (rice and food packs); temporary shelter (construction of bunkhouses); health services (consultation and disease surveillance in ECs and provision of medicines); psychosocial services and WASH services (provision of latrines and construction of toilet facilities in evacuation sites. Intensified information, education campaign on proper hygiene; and training of volunteers in providing psychosocial support

- The NDCC continue to enjoin all humanitarian actors providing support to the IDPS to coordinate with the local authorities, government cluster leads and work within the NDCCIRDCC and LDCC framework to ensure complimentarily and unity of efforts, minimize duplication and prioritize the provision of assistance to the most in need

- The European Union spearheaded by H.E. Ambassador Alistair MacDonald will be extending 7 Million Euros worth of assistance to IDPs, 4 Million Euros (P270.0 Million) is intended for humanitarian assistance while 3 Million Euros (P200 Million) is intended for the long term rehabilitation of the conflict-affected areas