The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has taken swift action in response to the recent devastating earthquake that struck central Japan on December 31, 2023. Recognizing the potential impact on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, the DMW has activated a dedicated help line to provide assistance and support.
For those affected by the earthquake, the DMW-OWWA Japan Help desk is available to offer guidance and aid. Individuals are advised to contact the hotline at 1348 or dial 632-1348 if calling from abroad. This helpline has been established to ensure that affected OFWs and their families can access the assistance they need during this difficult time.
In addition to the main helpline, the DMW has also set up dedicated hotlines in Osaka for those in the area. The numbers to reach the DMW-MWO-Osaka Hotline are 81 7022756082 and 81 7024474016. These hotlines will connect affected individuals directly to DMW representatives who can provide further assistance and support.
The earthquake, which measured a magnitude of 7.5, struck Ishikawa prefecture on the main island of Honshu. The impact was severe, resulting in the destruction of homes and buildings, widespread fires, and the triggering of tsunami waves over a meter high. The devastation caused by this natural disaster has had a significant impact on the local population, including the loss of lives.
It is important for affected OFWs and their families to reach out to the DMW for support. The DMW is well-equipped to handle the unique challenges faced by overseas Filipino workers during times of crisis. By activating the help line, the DMW aims to provide immediate assistance and ensure that affected individuals receive the necessary support to navigate through this difficult situation.
The DMW’s response to this earthquake demonstrates their commitment to the well-being and safety of overseas Filipino workers and their families. By establishing dedicated hotlines and offering direct access to support services, the DMW is taking proactive steps to address the specific needs of those affected by this natural disaster.
In conclusion, the activation of the DMW help line for overseas Filipino workers affected by the earthquake in central Japan is a crucial step in providing the necessary support and assistance during this challenging time. By reaching out to the DMW, affected individuals can access the resources and guidance they need to navigate through the aftermath of the earthquake. The DMW’s commitment to the well-being of overseas Filipino workers is evident in their swift response and dedication to providing aid.
Source: The Manila Times