131203 Negros Occidental Shelter

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Negros Occidental Inter Cluster Rapid Assessment.

Shelter Cluster

SAGAY

Needs:

Shelter needs are considered a priority, followed by restoration of livelihoods.

According to the Municipal authorities the total number of houses in the municipality is 32,035. A total of 3,509 (11%) houses have been totally damaged and 13,181 (41%) partially damaged. The criteria for “totally damaged” = completely collapsed structure. Data per barangay was provided and is available.

The highest damaged were registered in the Bangaray Molocaboc, formed by 3 islands northwest of the Municipality. Bangaray Molocaboc has a total of 1,067 houses from which 447 (42%) have been totally damaged and 560 (52%) partially damaged.

In addition to that, there is the need to relocate 400 families situated in the junction of the river and the sea, due to the risk of flooding. Land for permanent resettlement (8Ha) is available less than 1

Km from that area at Barangay Old Sagay.

It is estimated, by the municipal authorities, that 80% of the totally damaged houses coincide with low income house holes (HH).

The population is coping with the emergency shelter needs. It was requested to enter with shelter materials and tools for reconstruction or rehabilitation. It was also indicated that prices of nipa and bamboo are increasing (in the case of the nipa from 600 pesos to 800 or 900 pesos = 40%). They therefore recommended be careful in the use of cash transfers to implement shelter rehabilitation project. Prices of construction materials are significantly lower at Bacolod, the provintial capital.

Capabilities:

The Municipal authorities can provide office space and warehouse. The warehouse has some 250 m2 under roof and is equipped with a forklift.

Response:

The government has the intention to provide an economic support to the affected families. This support would vary from 8000 to 5000 pesos in the case of totally damaged houses and from 3000 to 2000 pesos in the case of the partially damaged.

Rotary International is implementing a livelihood project (20 fisherboats) in Sagay.

There have been some distributions of aid provided by local organizations in the barangay

Molocaboc.

CADIZ

Needs:

Shelter needs are considered a priority. The Municipal authorities estimate that the total number of houses in the municipality is 35,000. A total of 5,069 (14%) houses have been totally damaged and

17,639 (50%) partially damaged. The criteria for “totally damaged” = completely collapsed structure.

Data per barangay was provided and is available; although, two barangays have to be updated.

The city of Cadiz is considered the most affected area in the municipality. There is the need to relocate approximately 1000 families from risk coastal areas. Land for permanent resettlement

(20Ha) is available at approximately 1 km of distance from the coast.

It is estimated, by the municipal authorities, that 80% of the totally damaged houses coincide with low income house holes (HH).

The population is coping with the emergency shelter needs. It was requested to enter with shelter materials and tools for reconstruction or rehabilitation. Distribution of shelter materials and tools was prefer to cash distribution.

Capabilities:

The Municipal authorities can provide office space and warehouse.

Response:

No shelter related activities were reported.

The Negros Occidental Inter-cluster Rapid Assessment team coincided in Cadiz with Bernard JASPERS

FAIJER, ECHO Regional Rapid Response Coordinator, who was conducting an assessment to identify areas which are not been covered by the response.

VICTORIAS:

Needs:

Shelter needs were not expressed as a priority. A total of 639 houses have been totally damaged and

4,370 partially damaged.

Capabilities:

Victorias is base of some local organizations providing aid to other affected areas in Negros

Occidental.

Response:

No shelter related activities were reported, but the impression that the population is coping with the emergency shelter needs was express by the Mayor.

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Observation from the air:

Mainland: <>10% HH affected. Less tees affected (more variety of caducifolia, less palm tree plantations)

Barangay Molocabo Dacu (three islands): >70% HH affected.

3,509 Houses totally destroyed.

13,181 Houses damaged.

Livelihoods: Fisherman community has been harder hit and were more vulnerable (lower income) than farmers. <> 200 fishing boats destroyed.

CCCM: No more people in the evacuation centres.

Response: Some food distributions through Sagay Water District, Green Engineering and local organizations.

Planned support and activities from local authorities:

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Economic support of 5 to 8 thousand pesos per total destroyed house.

Economic support of 2 to 3 thousand pesos per damaged house.

Relocation of 400 families from dangerous coastal area to Barangay Gold Sagay, less than a

Km from the area of origin of the families to be relocated. 8 Ha are available for permanent relocation (80 m2 per house hold).

International presence: Rotary International, providing 20 fishing boats to affected families.

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