2.There is politics in the issuance of DFAC, particularly in Lanao del Sur areas.
3.There is duplication of names in the registration;
4.There is a need to provide special attention to special needs for women & children evacuees,
5.There is so much hunger experienced by the underserved home-based IDPs especially in Lanao del Sur and Norte
2.Conduct quick education on IDP rights with the assistance of civil society organizations;
3.CSOs will help facilitate and coordinate with MSWD and barangay officials to enlist undocumented evacuees for the immediate issuance of DFAC cards.
4.Communicate to institutions helping IDP centers for the provision of bathing areas, comfort rooms for women, hygiene kits, and latrines. Provide data where these centers are located.
5.Continue mapping out evacuees in other regions of the country and ask DSWD to help them. Assist in the validation of IDPs’ status as evacuees because most of them left the city without personal references, identification cards, or documents;
6.Ask DSWD to bridge demands from indigents IDPs to release 4Ps cash assistance covering 20 months (Lanao Sur/Marawi case) as soon as possible. The 4Ps cash assistance can help evacuees’ school children needs.
Special humanitarian care, assistance, and protection should be accorded to children, unaccompanied minors, expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of household, persons with disabilities and elderly persons.
Competent government authorities shall provide internally displaced persons with and ensure safe access to (a) essential food and potable water; (b) basic shelter and housing; (c) decent clothing; (d) essential medical services and sanitation.
Special health care provisions should be given to women, children, elderly, the those who are physically, mentally and emotionally affected by conflict situation. This should include prevention of contagious and infectious diseases among internally displaced persons.
Families that are disunited by conflict situation should be aided for their reunification.
It should be recognized that government authorities have primary duty to establish conditions, as well as provide the means, which allow internally displaced persons to return voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, to their homes or places of habitual residence, or to resettle in preferred safe abode. This obligation includes efforts to ensure that full participation of internally displaced persons in the planning and management of their return or resettlement and reintegration.
To enjoy the civil right of being fully recognized as a person before laws and authorities, the government should facilitate the issuance of passports, personal identification documents, birth certificates, and marriage certificates, among others, to restore their enjoyment in the exercise of their legal rights without the imposition of unreasonable conditions.
IDPs should be assisted by authorities in the return, recover, and repossess their property and possessions which they left behind or were dispossessed of upon their displacement. When recovery of such property and possessions is not possible, authorities shall provide or assist these persons in obtaining appropriate compensation.
IDPs voices and rights should be adequately represented in all structures dealing with humanitarian cause.
a. Regina Antequisa – 0917-723-0397
b. Samira Gutoc Tomawis-
c. Sultan of Marawi City Hamidullah Atar – 0999- 995-7927