Recovery and Reconstruction

Maps and updates related to this term.

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Solomons tsunami victims still in shelters

19 months on from the tsunami that hit Temotu province in Solomon Islands, victims are still living in temporary shelters and awaiting funds to help rebuild their permanent homes.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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'We are here' - IFRC's experience with communication and feedback channels for affected populations in Haiti


A new case study highlights the use of technology to enhance and expand communication and feedback loops as a distinctive feature of IFRC's work in Haiti following the 2010 Earthquake.

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Institutionalizing Post-Disaster Recovery: Learning from Mentawai Tsunami and Merapi Eruption - Recovery Framework Case Study

This report describes the current status of the Recovery Framework in Indonesia along with the lessons learned from the country’s most recent experiences in post-disaster recovery. It is one of the thematic case studies commissioned for the purpose of contributing toward the development of an international Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide as recommended by the World Reconstruction Conference in 2011.

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Temotu, a year and a half after the tsunami

Many Temotu communities affected by the February 2013 tsunami are on their way back to normalcy, thanks to the resilience of communities and some assistance from various organisations.

Restored food gardens, temporary shelters, and some new livelihood opportunities are among the signs of recovery, one year and a half on from the disaster.

"It’s the local people here who take the initiative to make these programs work at a village level,” said Temotu Premier Fr. Charles Brown Beu.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014


  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan

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Haïti : les délégations débattent de l’opportunité d’un retrait progressif de la MINUSTAH


Conseil de sécurité 7262eséance – matin

Nombre d’entre elles s’inquiètent de l’impasse

du processus électoral après l’Accord d’El Rancho en mars dernier

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Haiti’s parliamentary framework at risk unless political impasse resolved, Special Representative says in briefing to Security Council

Security Council
7262nd Meeting* (AM)

Delegates Express Concern over Recommended Drawndown of Mission

As the Security Council took up the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), speakers voiced an array of views on the proposed drawdown of that operation’s presence, particularly in light of the recent political impasse impeding legislative, national and local elections from being held by the mandated deadline.

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Allocating More than One Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Billion Rials Credit for Reconstruction of Mormori Affected By Earthquake Regions

Assistant of Reconstruction Affairs and Rural Housing at Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution informed about allocating of more than one thousand three hundred and sixty billion credits for reconstruction of Mormori affected by earthquake regions and said: The Government has allocated eight hundred and thirteen thousand billion two hundred and fifty million Rials credits for speedy of construction housing units at these regions.

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De l'Indonésie à Haïti : deux femmes ayant pour mission le développement

World Bank

La COO de la Banque mondiale Sri Mulvani Indrawati et la ministre Haïtienne de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie partagent leurs expériences durant leur voyage en Haïti.

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Indonesia to Haiti - Two Women on a Development Mission

World Bank

World Bank COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie share experiences as they travel together in Haiti.

For two hours both women crisscrossed of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on this hot day by foot. Streets and alleys are buzzing with life and traffic. There are freshly painted homes, streetlights and a new canal system where not long ago rubble from collapsed homes had buried whole families.

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Social workers sent to quake-hit Yunnan for rehabilitation services


BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Five teams of professional social workers will be sent to Ludian in southwest China's Yunnan Province, hit by a strong earthquake last month.

Each team will be made up of ten members and they will offer assistance to families who lost their relatives in the quake, elderly people and needy families, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs in a statement on Friday.

They will provide psychologic counseling for local people, help organize support groups among locals and assist them to rebuild their communities, the statement said.

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Head of Housing Foundation: Payment of Facilities In Regions Affected By Earthquake Has Begun

Head of Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution announced that payment of facilities is begun at Elam affected by earthquake regions as soon. Tabesh said: recent earthquake at Elam Province have differences with other earthquakes and any roof don’t fall and such that to be had fatal damage. He added: but due to urban houses had not suitable strucure and has damaged as figure of that is requiring to destroying and renovation.

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Haiti Earthquake 2010 - Recovery from a Mega Disaster: Recovery Framework Case Study, August 2014


The World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) are working on a guide for developing disaster recovery frameworks (DRF). This guide aims to help governments and partners plan for resilient post disaster recovery while contributing to longer term sustainable development. It is based on practices gleaned from country experiences in disaster recovery around the world.

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Serbia + 1 other
Flood Recovery Efforts Continue In Serbia And Bosnia

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Vladan and his wife welcome the arrival of much needed building supplies to repair their flood damaged home in Grdica, a village near Kraljevo, Serbia. Vladan's home along with hundreds of other homes in the area were submerged under several feet of water for days after a powerful surge of flood waters from Serbia's record breaking spring rainfall engulfed much of the country in May. The waters destroyed nearly everything inside the homes, now stripped bare and awaiting repairs to the walls and floors.

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New home brings new hope for earthquake survivors

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary Evangeline Avilla, 43, and her family have moved into their temporary shelter in barangay Ubojan along with other 82 families whose houses were damaged when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol.

“Mas komportableng tirahan ang mga bahay na ito. Mas ligtas na kami dito kaysa doon sa mga tents [This temporary shelter is a more comfortable place to stay. We are now safer here than in the tents],” Evelyn said.

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Housing plans for disaster-affected around the country awaiting government endorsement

Housing plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government.

A budget submission seeking funds for housing repairs and reconstruction in Honiara, Guadalcanal and repatriation areas had been submitted to the Ministry of Finance.

The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by the 2013 tsunami and earthquake.

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Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Naushahro Feroze, August 2014


Timely response to a disaster may save precious human lives and reduce economic costs. However, natural disasters, typically, occur unexpectedly. Consequently, in most cases, the afflicted population lacks the necessary tools and capacity to handle such tragic occurrences and the devastation is manifold more than it should be.