Monday, April 23, 2007

BCJP Relief and Rehab initiatives for Pagalungan IDPs

RAIDAH ABUBAKAR, BCJP Relief and Rehab Program officer initiated and convened different relief organizations in Cotabato City to provide relief assistnace for more than 1,000 families displaced by armed conflict between the Matalam and Montawal clan in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. at first, Ms. Abubakar called up CFSI, BDA, MERN and Save The Children where she inquired about their plan in response to the IDPs situation. meeting was called up by the Save the Children, CFSI and other relief organizations. during the planning meeting on April 16 at SC office, MERN through UNYPAD and Save the Children tandem were able to distributed non food assistance in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao. This initiaves made by UNYPAD and SC raised so many questions to RAIDAH. BCJP is an official memebre of MERN, but most of MERN activities, BCJP was not informed nor invited. One question is what is the participation of members? is it the UNYPAD only? Save the Children? Nevertheless, the issues would not stop BCJP from its Pro activtive participation with the activities. we are doing this because our people are sufferings..

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