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03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

04 Jan 2011 description


What we build: So much more than houses

Building and repairing homes has always been our identity. In fact, we are very grateful to all those who helped Habitat for Humanity serve almost 75,000 families worldwide last year-almost triple the number of five years ago. But the heart of Habitat is not bricks and sticks. It is the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by reaching out to help those in need of a better place to live. When we ask, "What will you build?" there are so many answers, because we build so much more than houses.

12 May 2010 description

Habitat Also Repaired 500 Houses; Building Is Ongoing

BANGKOK, 12th May 2010: Two years after southern Myanmar was battered by Cyclone Nargis, Habitat for Humanity and its partner World Concern have helped nearly 1,800 families rebuild their homes and lives.

Habitat has rebuilt a total of 1,267 basic houses in 18 communities in the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta region and has repaired 500 others.

31 Jul 2009 description

Over 420 Houses To Be Built As Its Partner, World Concern, Implements Two-Year Disaster Risk Reduction Program

BANGKOK, 31st July 2009: Habitat for Humanity's partner in cyclone response in Myanmar, international non-governmental organization World Concern, is moving into a new phase to help families affected by Cyclone Nargis.

World Concern will now be implementing a two-year disaster risk reduction program in a second phase where Habitat is expected to be involved in building 422 cyclone-resistant homes.

06 May 2009 description

Patience and Careful Planning Mean Hundreds of New Homes for Survivors of May 2008 Natural Disasters with Plans for Hundreds of More Homes

BANGKOK, 6th May 2009: One year after Cyclone Nargis ripped through the Ayeyarwady delta in southwestern Myanmar and a huge earthquake devastated southwestern China, Habitat for Humanity is helping families and communities to rebuild their homes and lives.

More than 430 houses have been built in five poor, remote villages in Myanmar with a further 870 houses set to be built in 13 other villages.

In Sichuan, construction is underway on more than …

25 Mar 2009 description

Post-Cyclone Nargis Response Program Includes Pilot Initiative For Solar Lighting And Community Buildings

BANGKOK, 25th March 2009: Habitat for Humanity is extending its work in southwestern Myanmar where communities were ravaged by last year's devastating Cyclone Nargis.

Habitat is engaged in building an additional 158 homes in the villages of Chan Thar Kone and Poulong Lay in the Ayeyarwaddy delta.

In January, Habitat completed building 280 homes in three villages under the first phase of its partnership with international non-governmental organization World Concern.

05 Dec 2008 description

To date, 150 Physician Travel Packs have been delivered to partners around the world for emergency relief in 2008. Haiti and the Caribbean region have received 66 PTPS, while 34 were delivered to Myanmar, 28 to China and 24 to Zimbabwe thanks to the generosity of Canadian healthcare companies.

Caribbean crisis

In the Caribbean region, Health Partners International of Canada responded by sending emergency medical relief to victims of the recent onslaught of hurricanes.

16 Sep 2008 description

Partnership With World Concern Plans 400 Homes By January in First Phase

BANGKOK, 16th September 2008: Habitat for Humanity and partner World Concern are on-the-ground rebuilding homes for survivors of Cyclone Nargis which swept through the heavily populated Ayeryarwaddy delta in May.

The first transitional homes are being built in a village in Pyin Alan Tract, or district, near the southwestern delta town of Laputta.

27 Jun 2008 description

Habitat's Response

"Habitat for Humanity plans to provide its reconstruction expertise to partner non-governmental organizations working in some of the worse hit areas of the heavily-populated Ayeyarwady delta."

"Habitat plans to create a Habitat Resource Center to support a pilot community-based disaster-mitigation program involving the building of a single strong, wind-and-flood-resistant structure in each of up to four communities where families can take shelter in inclement weather."

"Habitat will use its experience from working in flood-stricken …

28 Dec 2004 description

BANGKOK, 28th December 2004: Habitat for Humanity International is issuing an emergency appeal for funds to help facilitate recovery and rebuilding in the Asia-Pacific region following the earthquake, which struck at 7am on Sunday, triggering tsunamis which have caused widespread devastation.