Early Recovery Shelter Assistance in Dulag, Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, was the most powerful storm ever recorded. It struck the Philippines on November 8th 2013, with winds near 315 kilometres /hour followed by a tremendous storm surge/ tsunami wave. In total 14 million people have been affected and more than 1 Million houses destroyed and/or damaged. The islands of Leyte and Samar were hit hardest.
The Philippines Red Cross (PRC) together with its Red Cross/ Red Crescent partners have drafted a “One-movement” response plan for supporting more than 150.000 people through provision of safe shelter, water and sanitation, improved livelihood, disaster risk reduction and capacity development of PRC. A consortium between the PRC/German Red Cross/AutRC will implement part of that movement plan in Dulag, Leyte province and support 10.000 people.
- The ADA funds will contribute to that consortium through provision of disaster resistant shelters for 100 families.
- Additionally, families, skilled workers and volunteers will have increased knowledge on disaster resistant building techniques.
The goal is that families rebuild their houses to a safer standard than before as requested by the Philippine government as well as the Philippines Red Cross and that these houses can withstand a minimum level of a category 3-4 typhoon in the future, thus minimizing future climate, environmental and disaster related risks.