CITE Joins Nationwide Relief Efforts

IMG_0345Students take turns as food packers at the Visayas Disaster Response Center in Mandaue City beginning July 15, 2017 for the displaced families in Marawi City and the earthquake victims in Ormoc City.

The center was set up by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to enhance emergency capacity of the country. The project funded by the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom is an undertaking with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The facility is a custom-build mechanized pallet racking system located on a 5,000-square meter center that produces 50,000 food packs in a day, enough to feed 250,000 people for three days. It has also improved the storage of food packs and non-food commodities ready for distribution.

The center resulting from Yolanda’s brunt of fury is the government’s response for a large-scale humanitarian relief efforts.  (Photos by Dylan Balagtas, Journalism Club)