Habitat for Humanity to build 852 homes for Haiyan victims

Habitat will build 852 houses on a 10-hectare resettlement site in the municipal ward of Kawayan for families from the Visayas region of the Philippines who lost their homes.

Philippines
Feb 03 2014, 3:07 PM
Habitat for Humanity to build 852 homes for Haiyan victims

Global non-profit shelter organization, Habitat for Humanity, last month signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine government’s National Housing Authority and the City of Tacloban for building homes for Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Habitat will build 852 houses on a 10-hectare resettlement site in the municipal ward of Kawayan for families from the Visayas region of the Philippines who lost their homes.

More than 1.1 million homes were either damaged or destroyed by the typhoon.

“Safe, decent shelter provides the platform on which much of post-disaster assistance is built – health, water, sanitation, livelihoods, safety, education – and is one of the most pressing issues currently facing Haiyan-affected families,” said Rick Hathaway, Asia-Pacific Vice-President of Habitat for Humanity.

Over the coming months, Habitat aims to distribute up to 30,000 shelter repair kits and build 30,000 homes.

“We are grateful for the generous donations. There is still a lot more to be done to build back a stronger Visayas. Habitat is committed to supporting affected families long-term and, together with your help, we will rebuild lives,” he said.

Habitat has supported more than 10,000 families with emergency shelter and repair kits after Haiyan. Since 1988, its branch in Philippines has played an active role in building homes having basic amenities. Through a network of project offices in rural and urban areas, it has built or repaired tens of thousands of houses.

Source: Habitat for Humanity

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