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The Director of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Icyang Headed to the Disaster Area in Person for Condoling and Showing Solicitude for Victims

  • 更新時間:2016/10/26 09:09:30

The typhoon Meranti has struck the area of indigenous people in Eastern and Southern Taiwan, and mudslides occurred in Ai-Guo-Pu tribe in Dawu Township and Hung-yeh Village in Yanping Township in Taitung. To people's relief, a precautionary evacuation was conducted and therefore no casualty was caused. To assist victims get through the difficulties Meranti, Icyang Parod, Commissioner of Council of Indigenous Peoples, went to the affected area  today (21), and Wuling Drug Abuser Treatment Center to express sympathy and solicitude for the victims and listen to their voices. At present, the residents of tribes were in the process of cleaning the debris and Commissioner Icyang said Council of Indigenous Peoples has immediately provided various forms of help and rebuild measures and has instructed the fellow workers to assist with rebuilding homeland with all efforts.
 
Based on Disaster Prevention and Response Act, council of Indigenous Peoples had promptly formed an Emergency Operate Task Force before the approach of Typhoon Meranti, notifying territories of indigenous people on implementation of disaster prevention and control of damages. In addition, the Task Force had cooperation with district offices through immense contacts and reports and assisted with early warning and evacuation of tribes as well as settlements. The council of Indigenous Peoples assigned teams and paid a visit at site with the mayors from the two townships. Furthermore, the council of Indigenous Peoples has  informed expertise at the first moment to detect the disaster area and assigned the instructor and the members of Indigenous Peoples Family Service Center employed by the council to  provide necessary assistance.

According to Commissioner Icyang, Council of Indigenous Peoples has expressed condolence and provided emergency relief fund to the total 36 victim families, including 8 ones of Ai-Guo-Pu tribe in Dawu Township and 28 ones of Hung-yeh Village in Yanping Township in Taitung, so as to help those who have trouble in family livelihood to get through it and continuously provide psychological counselling to  the needy. It also provided necessary life assistance for victims and their families.

For the issue of rebuilding homeland concerned by tribes, today (21) Public Construction Commission of Executive Yuan invited some related central departments and the government of Taitung county, as well as Ai-Guo-Pu tribe to take part in the negotiation conference of rebuilding works, in which the head of the county Mr. Huang will also participate to illustrate the situation of rescue and cleaning after the disaster and the follow-up reestablishment plan; whether to rebuild on the original site or other places according to the results of negotiation and follow-up overall safety assessment. The Council of Indigenous Peoples will continuously assist the county and the village office to accelerate the reconstruction and rehabilitation of their homeland.

The information by the Council of Indigenous Peoples involving assistance and recovery after striking of typhoon has been posted at “Important News” section on our website (http://www.apc.gov.tw/) for search and application by the affected households.