When disaster strikes, Habitat for Humanity is there, on the ground, supporting emergency services and those in need. From Nepal in 2013 to Lebanon in 2020, we strive to support those communities across the world to recover from the devastation they face.
With the help of volunteers and donors we are able to support those worst affected by disasters, and be part of the work which rebuilds communities.
The most basic of needs become scarce in emergencies, shelter, water, health, sanitatation. Habitat believes 'Home is the start of it', and safe, reliable shelter provides the foundation from which all of these things can begin to reemerge during the relief and rebuilding process.
This blueprint allows us to guide individuals and families through the necessary steps in taking back more control of their living situation following a tragedy, including erecting an emergency shelter, accessing or affirming land rights, improving a transitional shelter solution, defining next steps for a disaster damaged house or expanding a new housing solution. Read more about our Pathways to Permanence scheme here.
Currently, Habitat is working with partners to assess the damage, and our response is focused on the housing needs of the most vulnerable.Learn more