Support from people of Japan to empower Haiyan-affected communities

Rebuilding for a better urban future

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The Government of Japan has announced that it will support UN-Habitat’s response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines with USD 2.5 million for the construction of houses for more than 600 families.

Apart from rebuilding the houses, the main outputs of the project include rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged small community infrastructure for 8 communities; improvement of economic opportunities through skills development in the communities including training of over 250 carpenters and masons, and training of 2000 families on basic house safety assessment.

IMGP1445The project targets affected families with special needs and sensitivities within underserved communities in the province of Capiz, where typhoon affected families lack the resources to obtain quality construction material and do not have the means to engage skilled carpenters or masons to build their resilience. UN-Habitat will work with the Social Housing Finance Corporation to ensure sustainable project implementation.

In order to strengthen communities and train…

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