Tropical Storm Roanu has caused widespread damage in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In both countries, Habitat for Humanity is already on the ground will be assisting with recovery efforts.
While waiting for five hours in the dark under a tree with her four grandchildren and son at the peak of the storm and floods, 60-year-old Veniana’s only concern during Cyclone Winston was her family.
When the first of the Nepal earthquakes hit in April last year, Sarmil and her family were working outside while her two year-old daughter, Sarjala was alone in their home.
In January, Global Village coordinator Sarah Garden led a team of 35 volunteers to work alongside a community in Kavre, where Habitat for Humanity is undertaking an earthquake recovery project. With the end of last month marking the one year anniversary of the first earthquake, Sarah reflects on her time in Nepal.
A big thank you to our volunteers from Southern Cross Austereo who last month traveled to the Philippines to help build homes for families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The team put together this amazing video of their build week. Watch what they go up and see more photos from their build below:
One year has passed since a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, with the epicenter about 80 kilometers northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.
Almost two months on from Cyclone Winston, Habitat for Humanity has distributed over 1,300 shelter repair kits and will be expanding programming to help more disaster affected families in Fiji.
It was all smiles on Makareta’s face when she received the shelter repair kit from Habitat for Humanity on Thursday last week. Her kitchen was completely blown away when Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on 20 February and this shelter repair kit will assist to fix her kitchen.
Habitat for Humanity’s Regional Program Manager, Luke Millar spoke with ABC South West Victoria radio today about the shelter need in Fiji and how Habitat are addressing the issue.
Please donate today to help families devastated by Cyclone Winston