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Felisa with a sign announcing the construction of permanent housing

Blog: After Haiyan – moving in the right direction?

When typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines last November, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying millions of people’s houses and livelihoods, people like fisherman Lionel Advincula, from Barangay Bislig in Tanauan municipality, Leyte province, found themselves having to make some tough choices.

One of the most pressing priorities for the father-of-nine was to find shelter and to rebuild his damaged house.  It stood just 20 metres from the coast and was totally destroyed.

Sanitation teams are installing latrines and showers on the temporary resettlement site. Credit: Julie Schindall/Oxfam

Blog: Haiti: A dusty resettlement

What an intense week!

About 10 days ago, we found out that the government of Haiti identified a site for temporary location of homeless people living in flood-prone settlements in Port-au-Prince. They took two months to identify the site and we had one week to prepare it.

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