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Australia assures continuous support for Marawi’s recovery

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–The Australian government assured that it will continue to support the recovery of Marawi.

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson gave the assurance on Wednesday, August 11, during a handover of assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) staying in Lakeview Transitory Shelter in Brgy. Boganga, this city.

“Australia stands by the Philippine government and will continue to support more families on their road to recovery,” he said.

Spearheaded by Community and Family Services International (CFSI), the handover of assistance is part of the Marawi Covid Recovery Project (MCRP) funded by the Australian government that aims to help families recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“It doesn’t end here, there’s so much more work to be done and Australia is going to be with you for the foreseeable future,” he said to the IDPs.

During the ceremony, five IDPs were awarded livelihood support, two got assistive devices and five received certificates of live birth.

“To those who will receive their birth certificate, I hope that this document will help you access different government services and open up lots of opportunities. I also wish for the health and wellbeing of our partners needing assistive devices. And to the recipients of livelihood support, I wish you great success in building a better future for your families, ” the Ambassador said.

Robinson also joined a focus group discussion to assess how the IDPs are coping up with the pandemic. (APB/PIA-ICIC)