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Council of Indigenous Peoples Provides Emergency Assistance to Tribe Residents on Typhoon Meranti Damage Recovery and Homeland Rebuild

  • 更新時間:2016/09/29 09:19:08

  The severe typhoon Meranti struck territories of indigenous people in Eastern and Southern Taiwan. According to Icyang Parod, Commissioner of Council of Indigenous Peoples, Council of Indigenous Peoples had promptly formed an Emergency Operate Task Force before the impending of Typhoon Meranti, notifying territories of indigenous people on implementation of disaster prevention and control of damages. In addition, the Task Force had a cooperation with district offices through immense contacts and reports and assisted with early warning and evacuation of tribes as well as settlements. 


Council of Indigenous Peoples gained information on statue of debris flows occurring at Ai-Guo-Pu tribe in Dawu Township and Hung-yeh Village in Yanping Township in Taitung on 15th. To people’s relief, a precautionary evacuation was conducted and therefore no casualty was caused. Council of Indigenous Peoples assigned teams and paid a visit at site with the mayors from the two townships, plus, coordination between Soil and Water Conservation Bureau and National Army on debris cleaning at tribes was completed, and an active assistance to district offices on settling residents of tribes was performed.

According to Commissioner Icyang, 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. The relative measures come as such:

I. For the requirements of public facility recovery on items claimed damaged by local government of Taitung and more including access roads, tribe environment construction and others, the Council will accelerate the review and approval in order to assist with recovery as soon as possible.

II. At the aspect of emergency relief, a tribe member who is seriously wounded thus causing living of family into plight will be provided with an allowance at the maximum of NTD 30,000, and a member, despite unharmed, suffering from adversity of family living will be provided with an allowance at the maximum of NTD 10,000.

III. The Council provides indigenous residents from the disaster regions temporary rebuild jobs up to 30 days per person. We have this day offered district offices opportunities to claim needs of job vacancies via fax.

IV. The Council supports with emergency relief supplies (i.e. mineral water, rice, etc.) and distributes in events of claims from district offices.


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.