This recovery strategy and action plan is intended as a guide for agencies involved in Shelter activities. It may also be a useful reference to donors who are funding or considering funding shelter sector activities in Cyclone Giri affected areas. This paper is based primarily on the Comprehensive Assessment carried about by the Shelter Working Group between December 2010 and January 2011, and on the inputs received from the participating members of the Post-Giri Early Recovery Action Planning Workshop (for Shelter Sector) held on January 20th 2011 and hosted by UN-Habitat.
In addition, this report is informed by the many meetings of the Emergency Shelter Cluster and its Technical Working Group. With this report, UN-Habitat as a chair of Shelter Working Group wishes to provide donors and their respective agencies with the most important and relevant facts in order that they might more effectively focus their support and shelter recovery programming in the affected areas, while at the same time enabling the sector and the communities to better withstand future disasters.