In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, many organizations rush to the scene to provide medical services, distribute food
and hygienic supplies and establish temporary shelter solutions. However, months and even years later, many families still
live in run-down shelter conditions. This is where Habitat for Humanity steps in.
When disaster strikes, Habitat strikes back.
As a builder of decent, safe, affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity recognizes the need to provide long-term solutions
to the housing needs of families who have been affected and displaced by disasters and conflicts. While Habitat cannot act
as a relief agency, it seeks to facilitate recovery options for those victims who seek permanent housing to rebuild their
Habitat is also involved with disaster mitigation and preparedness by creating awareness and providing information before
a disaster strikes to lessen the impact on homes and families.
Disaster Response puts communities back on their and helps them stay there.
Disaster Response Office is working to rebuild the future for victims of war and natural disasters worldwide. By giving
communities the means to rebuild, Habitat has been able to:
support, empower and work with families in building recovery housing.
create new integrated communities.
develop new Habitat affiliates.
introduce disaster preparedness and mitigation concepts that allow families to protect themselves against future disasters.
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