Davao del Sur (DSWD XI) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI has released a total of 1,355 family food packs and 330 sleeping kits to the families affected by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the municipalities of Magsaysay and Bansalan.

The department has also provided medical assistance to nine (9) injured individuals worth P46,000 and burial assistance to the families of the three (3) reported casualties in the province worth P30,000.

Erna Sampiano, DSWD XI disaster response chief, said that they have deployed an augmentation team to conduct relief operations and rapid assessment on the damages brought by the earthquake and its aftershocks.

DSWD XI has a total stockpile of food and non-food items, and standby funds amounting to P14 million ready for distribution to the affected areas.

As the forefront of the government in disaster response and recovery, DSWD continuously commits to provide immediate relief and early recovery to disaster affected families and individuals in the country.