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Emergency Shelter Provision for Populations Affected by Typhoon Ketsana (Completed)

Background

When Typhoon Ketsana hit the southern provinces of Lao PDR, Attapeu province was mainly affected, where whole villages were washed away by heavy rains. Sekong and Saravan Provinces reported dramatic damages in housing and other public buildings. Moreover, damages of minor magnitude were reported in Savannakhet and Champasak provinces. According to government initial estimates, 9,602 households are displaced and more than 20,000 people are in immediate need of emergency shelter, as houses were destroyed or severely damaged by Ketsana. It is reported that more than 2,000 houses were destroyed and/or damaged.

Objectives of the Project are:
- To provide basic emergency shelter materials for around 1,390 vulnerable displaced families;
- To optimize resource allocation through accurate target group identification.

Activities

- Verification of beneficiaries: Prior to distribution of support packages beneficiaries' families will be assessed and confirmed to match accurately their crucial shelter needs;
- Distribution of emergency and shelter materials Packages of Shelter materials in kind only will be distributed to families identified and verified. The Lao Women's Union and other NGO partners will provide information about this programme to the selected beneficiaries in liaison and mediation with local officials and relevant authorities;
-Experience documentation: Emphasis will be given to document the process of implementation including photographic documentation for the purposes of record-keeping, reporting and dissemination of information and project's achievements.

Results

Lives of 1,390 displaced families were saved through emergency and transitional shelter provision to the most affected households by Ketsana in three provinces of Lao PDR.

Development Partners / Partners

Development Partners: CERF
Partners: Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Lao Women's Union


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