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SMART SANITATION FOR WATER SETTLEMENTS - a special project with UNEP
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AL-BIR 1441H and COVID-19 Quarantine Relief program in 2020 benefited 1,050 families and 4 orphanages in Mindanao.
COVID-19: RELIEF FOR THE NEEDY targets trishaw and tuk-tuk drivers in Cotabato City and Maguindanao, Philippines this March 2020
Everyone is feeling the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, even more so by those whose livelihood are directly affected like the trishaw and tuktuk drivers. In Cotabato City, income for these drivers has plummeted because of lack of passengers due to the community quarantine in place.
ACT Malaysia with the help of some generous souls reaches out to these drivers and helps to lessen the burden of putting food on the table by giving them rice.
Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity @ QHS 1441H (2020) raised 92 cows and 23 goats
QHS was in its 12th year in 2020 and ACT Malaysia had collaborated with Jemaah Ustaz Sabri which contributed 28 cows and 1 goat and Ikatan Guru-Guru Muslim Malaysia or I-GURU which provided 8 cows. From ACT Malaysia’s donors, we received 56 cows and 22 goats bringing the total number of animals to 92 cows and 23 goats. The animals were distributed in 37 locations in Cotabato City, Maguindanao and South Cotabato. Click this link for a complere report- https://actqurban1441h.blogspot.com/
WHY ACT MALAYSIA FOCUSES MORE ON MINDANAO
Humanitarian Situation in Mindanao
A combination of armed conflict, corrupt government and natural disasters has left most of Mindanao population struggling to survive. In a recent study of National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) of the Philippines, The five-province, two-city Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the highest poverty incidence among families in the country’s 17 regions nationwide in 2012, with Lanao del Sur posting the highest at 68.9% and Maguindanao at 57.8%. Nationwide. 22 out of 100 families were estimated to be poor in the 1st semester of 2012. In the ARMM, the figure is more than twice, at 47 families out of 100. In Lanao del Sur, the figure is thrice the national average, at 69 out of 100 families and Maguindanao at 58 out of 100 families. In three years, 2009 to 2012, Maguindanao’s poverty incidence rose by as much as 20.2%.
The government considers a Filipino family poor if monthly earnings are less than the poverty threshold. In the 1st semester of 2012, poverty threshold for a family of 5 was at P5,458 per month to meet basic food needs. If non-food needs -- such as clothing, housing, transportation, health, and education expenses, and others -- are added to the threshold, cut off in 2012 went up to P7,821 earnings a month.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan explained that problems with peace & security played a substantial role in the increased poverty incidence in some provinces in Mindanao. That coupled with succession of natural disaster mainly in the form of heavy flooding due to typhoons have made living conditions worse for many people especially in Cotabato and Maguindanao area. Last month alone, an estimated 30,000 people in Maguindanao and Cotabato were uprooted from their homes due to flooding.
And historically Mindanao people or the Moros have been at war with whom they regard as colonials (the Spaniards, Americans and later Filipinos). The land is continually under arms struggle since the 17th century thus causing instability and underdevelopment.
MYR 1 = PhP 11.25