| Sep 25, 2023
Testing temporary shelter with insulated Quonset huts - Update 21/09/23- 11 pm Morocco
Insulated Quonset huts
Today, two representatives from the Korean Buddhist Foundation accompanied us during our field trip. They conducted an assessment in the village of Tinisekt and are currently evaluating the situation. Their leadership is expected to arrive in Morocco in October to launch additional initiatives following their evaluation.
We were able to distribute supplies to villages of Imlil and Armed in response to a request from one of our cooperatives, Aswik. The supplies included:
- 3 big bags of clothes
- 16 socks
- 8 toys for children
- 7 Beanies
- 8 gloves
- 4 toothbrushes
- 6 packs of sanitary napkins for women
- 2 blankets
- 15 children's sandals
- 10 children's shoes
- 2 adult boots for winter
- 10 pairs of shoes for adults
- 30 solar flashlights (2 per tent)
- 5 solar projectors
- 4 packets of baby formula
- 6 bags of flour, 10 kg each
We have also identified more underserved communities where food, cookware, tents, blankets and children’s school supplies are needed, which we will provide in the next few days. We are planning to stock extra clothes and supplies to be distributed at later dates as certain villages have been inundated with excessive donations, whilst others have received less supplies. Our action plan also emphasises waste reduction and reuse of materials, including clothes.
Finally, prototypes of insulated Quonset huts are ready to be tested as temporary shelters in some of our hubs. We are also establishing contact with volunteers and organisations to set up other winter resistant temporary housing.
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Tents among destroyed homes in Aroumd
Distribution of supplies in Imlil and Aroumd
working on prototypes for temporary shelter