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Monday, January 31, 2022

Dinagat Islands IMT bolsters effort for disaster response

PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Caraga with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Philippines joined the Incident Management Team (IMT) pre-deployment briefing.

An incident management team is usually dispatched or mobilized during complex emergency incidents in order to provide a command-and-control infrastructure to manage the operational, logistical, informational, planning, fiscal, community, political, and safety issues associated with complex incidents such as Super Typhoon Odette.

As part of the strategy to harmonize disaster response efforts, Dinagat Islands IMT coordinated and provided latest and relevant information to the various disaster response clusters and response units deployed in the province as communication remains one of the challenges brought about the destruction of electrical and telecommunication lines.

The strategy included the assignment of response clusters, including the nutrition cluster, to specific areas mostly affected by Typhoon Odette.

The Caraga Regional Nutrition Cluster visited the seven municipalities in the province and assessed the nutritional situation of the most affected areas in each of the municipalities, as well as structural condition of the evacuation centers, Barangay Health Centers and Stations, Rural Health Units and hospitals.

The result of the assessment and ocular visit served as one of the bases for the immediate nutrition and health response and also served as one of the references for the long-term interventions for nutrition and health in the province. (RPOchavo, NNC-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)