Philippines 2015–2017 / TYPHOON HAIYAN

This document can also be found at: https://shelterprojects.orgThe organization targeted 1,200 of the most vulnerable households on two islands in North Cebu hit by Typhoon Haiyan. It provided long-term earthquake- and typhoon-resistant core houses through a cash-based and owner-driven approach. Houses were made partly of timber and partly of interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) procured from local suppliers. The project provided training in disaster risk reduction measures, safe construction techniques, financial and project management, thereby strengthening community cooperation and support mechanisms.