International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

“The Participation of Government Agencies (GAs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) inthe War Disaster Management Operation in North Cotabato, Southern Philippines: A Comparative Analysis.”
Dr. Radzak Abag Sam, Solayha Abubakar-Sam

Both Government Agencies (GAs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) thatparticipated in the War Disaster Management Operation in Pikit, Aleosan, Midsayap, and Pigkawayan, North Cotabato, Southern Philippines have extended food and non- food relief assistance for the Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs)coming from those areas mentioned. In addition, Core ShelterUnits were provided for the IDPs whose houses were totally damaged during the war, while financial assistance for those whose houses were partially damaged. Clustering approach, coordination and sharing of information with other humanitarian actors, and designation of field workers were the common strategies used by both GAs and CSOs for the social preparation of IDPs for relief assistance. However, Civil Society Organizations that have no funding support wentto the extent of house to house, school to school, and solicitations through Masjid in the pursuit of their interest toextend assistance. While the readiness and prepared of IDPs for pre- disaster was low due to the slow mobilization, and inadequacy of goods and services extended, improvements were made during the disaster period. Furthermore, after the disaster, the IDPs were provided goods and services for rehabilitation, while recovering from the effects of war.

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