October 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The day raises global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices that help communities prepare for, and reduce the impact of disasters. Megan Krolik, Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Regional Program Manager for Asia Pacific and Emergencies, shares the impact such disaster risk reduction activities are […]
There wasn’t a day that passed without Nguyen Van Phuc, 32, worrying about the security of his wife and his four children. The main supporter, Phuc relied on seasonal labour work. Their income occasionally supplemented by casual work by his wife.
Dong, 55 and her family have lived in their Quang Nam home for over 20 years. Severe weather conditions are common to Quang Nam and even though the home has been badly damaged and battered by strong winds, storms and flooding over the years, Dong is unable to afford to the repairs needed.
Just a few years ago, life was very different for Mrs Khuong.
Habitat for Humanity is assessing the damage caused by Super Typhoon Haima that made landfall in northeastern Philippines in the early hours of Thursday morning. Thankfully it was downgraded to category-4, however communities took shelter from the 315km/hr destructive winds and a deluge of rains.
Climate change is hitting the world’s poorest communities first, and hardest.
Quang Nam, located in Central Vietnam is an extremely disaster prone area. Many families live in substandard homes and when storms hit, entire communities are destroyed.
Over the years, Habitat for Humanity has helped rebuild communities devastated by disasters. Today, on the 5 year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, we’re looking back at some of the families we’ve helped rebuild. We also revisit families devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami 10 years ago.