Waste and Debris Scattered Throughout the Town
|Tents in the coastal area. Most houses were swept away by the typhoon. (February 7th, 2014.)|
Little improvement has been achieved since my last visit in December, with trees and debris scattered throughout Tacloban. Despite the Philippine Government's attempt to install temporary housing, many people are forced to live in tents or houses which have been patched up with scrap material and plastic sheets.
Provision of Housing Repair Materials
|Shelter repair kit supplied by AAR. Most houses are simply built and the locals are able to repair their own houses if the tools and materials are provided.|
Following the typhoon, AAR has visited the homes of people with disabilities in Tacloban and Palo, a town south of Tacloban, to conduct research into the nature and extent of the damage while providing food supplies. In addition, after coordinating with other aid organizations and governmental agencies, we provide typhoon survivors with shelter repair kits. The kits include 6 corrugated roof panels, 4 plywood for walls, 8 wooden pillars (made of coconut trees) and tools including nails, a saw, and a hammer.
|Debris from the collapsed houses are piled up in the coastal area. (February 13th, 2014.)|
|"NO BUILD ZONE" signs are put up in the area within 40m of the coastline. (February 13th, 2014.)|
|Juri HIROYA (AAR Tokyo Office, on the right) handing a set of tools as a part ofshelter repair kit to Mr. Roderito Nowerasu. (February 13th, 2014.)|
Helping People Take Their Next Steps
|With a smile on his face, a victim in Tacloban took home a shelter repair kit. (February 24th, 2014.)|
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