Shelter Repair Kit

Project Shelter Repair Kit

• Provide a fast and appropriate shelter solution for the affected beneficiaries • To control the sudden increase in respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to the elements due to inadequate shelter options • To address the protection and security concerns of the beneficiaries through the immediate rehabilitation of the damaged houses

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Shelter Repair Kit Distribution

Locations Leyte Island
Period November - December 2013

320 Shelter Repair Kits distributed to families whose homes were completely destroyed

The majority of the shelter needs of communities affected by
Typhoon Haiyan remain unmet in Western Leyte. Although the
typhoon caused severe, and in many cases, total damage to houses
in the interior barangays (villages), the affected communities have
demonstrated a high level of resilience and have chosen to reside
in their own barangays rather than transferring to evacuation sites.
Those whose houses sustained severe or total damage now reside
in neighbouring houses or in the houses of their relatives while
slowly repairing/rehabilitating their own homes.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
As such, MERCY Malaysia embarked on a shelter rehabilitation
initiative to meet the need of the affected communities with the
following goals in mind:
1. Develop an assessment tool kit with qualitative and quantitative
indicators to be used in the identification of the degree of
damage to houses of the target community
2. Design a Shelter Repair Kit that is sufficient to address the basic
needs of households whose houses are totally destroyed, and
ensure the kit is diverse enough to supplement the recovery
efforts of households with severe partial damage
3. Establish a tracking system to monitor and evaluate the
effectiveness and impact of the proposed project
The Shelter Repair Kit contained essential materials and tools that
can be used for the construction of a basic house structure or
as a supplementary kit to enhance a damaged structure. The kit
was designed to be versatile enough to serve the needs of families
whose houses have either been partially or totally damaged.
Barangay Nasunogan was identified as the first barangay to receive
the Shelter Repair Kits based on shelter assessment carried out by
the technical team. The result of the shelter damage assessment in
Barangay Nasunogan showed that majority of the houses sustained
severe damage to the entire house. MERCY Malaysia distributed
more than 320 Shelter Repair Kits in Barangay Nasunogan to
families whose houses were either totally damaged or suffered
severe damage. The barangay consists of seven smaller units
called puroks. Thus, the distribution was carried out in stages and
took two weeks to complete.