96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
96 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors

Project Report | Aug 6, 2014
Our work supporting shelter after typhoon Haiyan

By Emma Taylor | IDV Head of Media & Marketing

When typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last November it left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in its wake. We’ve been keen to support the massive need for shelter after Haiyan and since February of this year we’ve been working with our Filipino partner, Gawad Kalinga (GK), to do just that.

We’ve demolished damaged houses so that reconstruction could start and helped build dozens of homes in the community of Pago before turning our focus to Palo.

In Palo we’ve been planning to help finish the interiors of 96 homes once GK completed their own work building the main structure of the houses. Our work finishing the homes was originally scheduled to start in May but main construction has been delayed for a variety of reasons and, as a result, work on the interiors has still not started.

At the same time our project engineer in Tacloban is approaching the end of his contract and we’ve become concerned that our planned work on the interior of these homes will now no longer be possible following his departure.

We will be continuing to support long-term recovery from Haiyan but over the coming months we’ll be starting to focus more on working with local partner organisations, rather than implementing projects through international specialists.

However, in Palo our plan was for our engineer to work directly with individual families. So, in this case, we do not feel that we can start the planned work without an overall local partner in place.

We take our commitments very seriously and so we wanted to send this report as soon as it became clear that we would not be able to proceed as planned. Donations already received will be used to cover the costs of our work to date and we will be closing down this project on GlobalGiving once this report has been sent.

Once again we apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience we have caused. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would be delighted to hear from you.

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A home for Lanzlee and his family

By Emma Taylor | Head of Media and Marketing

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @IDVMedia
International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Emma Taylor
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol , Somerset United Kingdom

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