BUTUAN CITY- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga provided augmentation support on May 27, 2017 by sending 10,000 Family Food Packs (FFPs) for the victims displaced due to the on-going gun fight between the government forces and local terrorist in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Each family food pack consists of 6 kilos of rice, 6 canned goods, and 8 sachets of 3-in-1 coffee. Also, the department will deliver an additional of 5,000 malong and 1,000 hygiene kits for the families who are currently staying in the evacuation centers in Region X and ARRM.

The total cost of assistance amounts to around 4 million pesos.

Meanwhile, OIC Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim calls for unity in helping the families affected by the siege.

“This is the time where we need to unite and help our countrymen who are under threat. Let us show our genuine love by providing compassionate and genuine services regardless of race and religion,” said Lim. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)