The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has begun processing a one-time PHP1,000 cash help for every household displaced by the continuing hostilities in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur.

According to a division information launch, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo mentioned the help shall be offered underneath the DSWD Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).

“Most of our fellow citizens from Marawi are Muslims. We are now processing to provide them cash assistance because it is Ramadan. They can use it to buy fruits because they are breaking their fast,” Taguiwalo mentioned throughout a radio interview.

She famous that representatives from Lanao advised the availability of the cash help to assist Muslim evacuees who’re observing the fasting month of Ramadan regardless of being in evacuation facilities.

Taguiwalo mentioned that is solely a one-time cash assist, as her division continues to present the evacuees meals.

The DSWD can also be making ready the availability of extra help, corresponding to tents, as soon as the evacuees return to Marawi, the social welfare chief mentioned.

According to the division, as of final Thursday, the armed battle has displaced a complete of 50,327 households or 245,341 individuals in 27 barangays in Marawi City and 13 barangays in Marantao, Lanao del Sur.

Of the determine, four,244 households or 20,627 people are staying in 63 evacuation facilities, whereas 44,999 households or 219,339 individuals are with kinfolk or mates in Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and the Negros islands.