CEBU City, Nov. 5, 2015 – The Church’s social action arm, along with representatives of various diocesan social action centers (DSAC), Caritas member-organizations worldwide, and government agencies, will jointly hold a series of activities starting Friday in Cebu City to discuss the rehabilitation work carried out so far for at least 1.8 million people from the nine provinces worst-hit by “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).
The two-day gathering organized by the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines will include a photo gallery exhibit, a community-managed Disaster Risk Reduction Summit, and a press conference.
The event will also be graced by the presence of by survivors of the super typhoon as well as representatives of civil society and non-government organizations (NGOs).
The Caritas Internationalis member-organizations expected to attend are as follows:
- Caritas UK (CAFOD)
- Caritas Spain, Caritas Austria
- Caritas USA (Catholic Relief Services)
- Caritas Germany
- Caritas Italiana
- Caritas Switzerland, Caritas Czech
- Caritas Netherlands (Cordaid)
- Caritas Canada (Development & Peace)
- Caritas Belgium
- Caritas Luxembourg
The DSACs/relief and rehabilitation units come from the provinces most affected by the disaster, namely:
- Eastern Samar
- Western Samar
For its part, the national government will be represented by officials from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)