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Sunday, March 05, 2017

More Than 300 OFWs Affected by Qatar Fire

320 OFWS has lost their belongings while one person has been reported wounded when a fire broke in a company accommodation quarters at Al Shahaniya, Qatar. According to a report by Qatar Tribune, the camp houses approximately a thousand workers, including about 320 Filipinos. An eyewitness at the camp said that the fire started at around 4:30 Pm on Friday which affected the second and third floors of the housing complex. The fire was quenched and controlled after 3 hours.The residents were brought to a safe place after the fire but were not able to save their belongings.  Labor Attache David Des Dicang said that aside from one OFW that sustained minor burns at the legs, no casualties has been reported. The main problem is that the OFWs lost their belongings including their passports and they need immediate assistance for them to start over. According to a certain "Ferdie", they are now lack of any personal things that they need such as clothes and toiletries, and basic things for their daily needs. The POLO-OWWA has immediately extended help to the affected OFWs.   "We visited the camp and brought clothes, food stuff and toiletries. We have also mobilised some community members to extend assistance. We spoke with the company's management and learned that they have extended assistance to the victims by distributing QR200 per worker for their urgent requirements. We also urged them to transfer the affected workers to a better accommodation," Dicang said. He also said that financial aid from DSWD will be provided and the consular office has offered assistance to the OFWs who lost their passports. The Philippine Embassy officials are also coordinating with the companies of the OFWs who are working as cleaners and tea servers. Dicang said that the company where the victims are working, has rendered initial assistance for the OFWs and now arranging the new accommodation for the workers and they are checking if the OFWs will be given an appropriate accommodation. Dicang also appealed for continuous help for the victims. Roussel Reyes, Charge d'Affaires at the Philippine Embassy Doha, assured the community of the Embassy's full support for the Filipino victims.    The Filipino Organizations in Qatar has also extended help to their fellow OFWs, according to Reyes.     Sources: ABS-CBN News, Qatar Tribune RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS




320 OFWS has lost their belongings while one person has been reported wounded when a fire broke in a company accommodation quarters at Al Shahaniya, Qatar.
According to a report by Qatar Tribune, the camp houses approximately a thousand workers, including about 320 Filipinos. An eyewitness at the camp said that the fire started at around 4:30 Pm on Friday which affected the second and third floors of the housing complex. The fire was quenched and controlled after 3 hours.The residents were brought to a safe place after the fire but were not able to save their belongings. 
Labor Attache David Des Dicang said that aside from one OFW that sustained minor burns at the legs, no casualties has been reported. The main problem is that the OFWs lost their belongings including their passports and they need immediate assistance for them to start over. According to a certain "Ferdie", they are now lack of any personal things that they need such as clothes and toiletries, and basic things for their daily needs. The POLO-OWWA has immediately extended help to the affected OFWs.


"We visited the camp and brought clothes, food stuff and toiletries. We have also mobilised some community members to extend assistance. We spoke with the company's management and learned that they have extended assistance to the victims by distributing QR200 per worker for their urgent requirements. We also urged them to transfer the affected workers to a better accommodation," Dicang said.
He also said that financial aid from DSWD will be provided and the consular office has offered assistance to the OFWs who lost their passports. The Philippine Embassy officials are also coordinating with the companies of the OFWs who are working as cleaners and tea servers.
Dicang said that the company where the victims are working, has rendered initial assistance for the OFWs and now arranging the new accommodation for the workers and they are checking if the OFWs will be given an appropriate accommodation. Dicang also appealed for continuous help for the victims.
Roussel Reyes, Charge d'Affaires at the Philippine Embassy Doha, assured the community of the Embassy's full support for the Filipino victims. 

320 OFWS has lost their belongings while one person has been reported wounded when a fire broke in a company accommodation quarters at Al Shahaniya, Qatar. According to a report by Qatar Tribune, the camp houses approximately a thousand workers, including about 320 Filipinos. An eyewitness at the camp said that the fire started at around 4:30 Pm on Friday which affected the second and third floors of the housing complex. The fire was quenched and controlled after 3 hours.The residents were brought to a safe place after the fire but were not able to save their belongings.  Labor Attache David Des Dicang said that aside from one OFW that sustained minor burns at the legs, no casualties has been reported. The main problem is that the OFWs lost their belongings including their passports and they need immediate assistance for them to start over. According to a certain "Ferdie", they are now lack of any personal things that they need such as clothes and toiletries, and basic things for their daily needs. The POLO-OWWA has immediately extended help to the affected OFWs.   "We visited the camp and brought clothes, food stuff and toiletries. We have also mobilised some community members to extend assistance. We spoke with the company's management and learned that they have extended assistance to the victims by distributing QR200 per worker for their urgent requirements. We also urged them to transfer the affected workers to a better accommodation," Dicang said. He also said that financial aid from DSWD will be provided and the consular office has offered assistance to the OFWs who lost their passports. The Philippine Embassy officials are also coordinating with the companies of the OFWs who are working as cleaners and tea servers. Dicang said that the company where the victims are working, has rendered initial assistance for the OFWs and now arranging the new accommodation for the workers and they are checking if the OFWs will be given an appropriate accommodation. Dicang also appealed for continuous help for the victims. Roussel Reyes, Charge d'Affaires at the Philippine Embassy Doha, assured the community of the Embassy's full support for the Filipino victims.    The Filipino Organizations in Qatar has also extended help to their fellow OFWs, according to Reyes.     Sources: ABS-CBN News, Qatar Tribune RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS
The Filipino Organizations in Qatar has also extended help to their fellow OFWs, according to Reyes.
320 OFWS has lost their belongings while one person has been reported wounded when a fire broke in a company accommodation quarters at Al Shahaniya, Qatar. According to a report by Qatar Tribune, the camp houses approximately a thousand workers, including about 320 Filipinos. An eyewitness at the camp said that the fire started at around 4:30 Pm on Friday which affected the second and third floors of the housing complex. The fire was quenched and controlled after 3 hours.The residents were brought to a safe place after the fire but were not able to save their belongings.  Labor Attache David Des Dicang said that aside from one OFW that sustained minor burns at the legs, no casualties has been reported. The main problem is that the OFWs lost their belongings including their passports and they need immediate assistance for them to start over. According to a certain "Ferdie", they are now lack of any personal things that they need such as clothes and toiletries, and basic things for their daily needs. The POLO-OWWA has immediately extended help to the affected OFWs.   "We visited the camp and brought clothes, food stuff and toiletries. We have also mobilised some community members to extend assistance. We spoke with the company's management and learned that they have extended assistance to the victims by distributing QR200 per worker for their urgent requirements. We also urged them to transfer the affected workers to a better accommodation," Dicang said. He also said that financial aid from DSWD will be provided and the consular office has offered assistance to the OFWs who lost their passports. The Philippine Embassy officials are also coordinating with the companies of the OFWs who are working as cleaners and tea servers. Dicang said that the company where the victims are working, has rendered initial assistance for the OFWs and now arranging the new accommodation for the workers and they are checking if the OFWs will be given an appropriate accommodation. Dicang also appealed for continuous help for the victims. Roussel Reyes, Charge d'Affaires at the Philippine Embassy Doha, assured the community of the Embassy's full support for the Filipino victims.    The Filipino Organizations in Qatar has also extended help to their fellow OFWs, according to Reyes.     Sources: ABS-CBN News, Qatar Tribune RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS    


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