BUILDING SAFE SPACES FOR THE COMMUNITY A Practical Guide for Constructing Disaster-Resilient Community Evacuation Centres in the Philippines

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This document captures the shared experiences of stakeholders involved in the IOM-UNICEF programme Enhancement of the Network of Evacuation Centres in Eastern Samar, Philippines. Its primary focus is to consolidate the lessons learnt during planning, design, construction and handover of the community evacuation centre projects in Guiuan and Borongan to guide and assist stakeholders who want to embark on similar projects. The document is therefore both a practical guide and an advocacy tool for national and local governments, humanitarian and development organizations and for affected communities.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Storm Evacuation Shelter", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to natural disaster resilient shelter. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.