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238 people in two shelters; 1,000 shifted to apartments

10 Oct 2021 By MOHAMMED TAHA

Muscat – A total of 238 cyclone-hit individuals continue to avail the facilities of two shelters in the wilayats of Suwaiq and Khabourah, while over 1,000 have been accommodated in apartments according to Hamoud bin Mohammed al Mundhiri, spokesman of the Ministry of Social Development’s Relief and Shelter Sector.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Mundhiri said, “Around 5,300 people are registered in shelter centres in the wilayats affected by cyclone Shaheen.”

According to Mundhiri, the Relief and Shelter Sector has shifted 1,074 cyclone-hit individuals of 225 families to apartments in the wilayat of Sohar.

Additionally, Relief and Shelter Sector teams are working around the clock to help those affected by Shaheen.

“The shelter centres cooperate with volunteer teams and the private sector in supporting people of the affected areas. The volunteer teams provide food and water, and remove debris of the cyclone from inside the homes of citizens. The Ministry of Social Development has prepared teams to coordinate and assess the families affected by Shaheen and give them RO1,000 as immediate help,” Mundhiri informed.

“Specialists from the Ministry of Social Development are visiting the homes of citizens to assess damages and obtain the identity cards of house owners and their bank details to process payments. Specialists also provide assistance to residents, including food and water.”

The Relief and Shelter Sector has called on those whose homes have been affected by the cyclone to register their data via the link https://www.mosd.gov.om/index.php/ar/shaheen

Mundhiri noted that the people of the sultanate have proved that they stand united in solidarity with the ones affected by the cyclone. “People came from everywhere to support the people of Suwaiq, Khabourah and Mussanah. Volunteering is a humanitarian work that helps unite members of society.”

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