A CARAVAN aimed at providing support to Mayon evacuees organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center (NDRRMC) was sent to the province of Albay over the weekend.
Dubbed as Mt. Mayon Humanitarian Response Assistance Caravan, it is expected to provide aid to some 12,700 families or 55,000 individuals currently staying in 44 evacuation centers around Albay.
A fleet of 31 trucks loaded with food packs; tins of ready-to-eat food; and, pieces of blankets, mats, and mosquito nets left DSWD’s National Resource Operations Center in Pasay City, for Guinobatan, Albay before noon yesterday.
On hand to welcome the caravan that is expected to arrive at noon today are Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas 2nd, Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda and Gov. Joey Salceda.