QC to provide humanitarian assistance to quake-hit areas

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Quezon City will be coming to the aid of the areas badly hit by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck on Wednesday.

The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, through Mayor Joy Belmonte, has approved a resolution to send humanitarian assistance to the province of Abra and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

More than 2,000 families in Abra and 67 in Vigan were badly affected.

Quezon City would be providing camp management supplies and mental health and psychosocial services, and would be conducting rapid damage assessment and needs analysis in these areas.

Abra and Vigan would each receive 250 partition tents, 500 hygiene kits, 500 first aid kits, 500 COVID Kits, and food and kitchen supplies in aid of camp coordination and camp management.

Social workers, health workers, and rapid assessment teams would also be deployed.

The teams would be leaving today.

Belmonte sympathized with the people badly affected by the earthquake.

“Taos-puso po kaming nakikiramay sa mga pamilyang lubhang naapektuhan ng lindol nitong nakaraang Miyerkules. Hangad po namin na magkaroon kayo ng katatagan ng loob sa kabila ng trahedya at krisis na inyong kinakaharap,” Belmonte said.