The prepositioned relief stores support the Philippines government’s response to humanitarian crises including the Marawi conflict. With Australia’s assistance DSWD has strengthened its disaster response by implementing more efficient systems—and reaching people in need more quickly. The Australian Government prepositions goods with DSWD, the Philippine Red Cross, the United Nations Population Fund and the World Food Programme. Duque said evacuation centers are physically assessed to ensure their adequacy to provide basic health services to the evacuees. Appropriate psychological intervention has been made available for both Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in evacuation centers and home-based IDPs so with the service providers.
Source: The Standard November 14, 2017 14:26 UTC