Rebuilding for a better urban future

The official blog of UN-Habitat's response to Typhoon Haiyan


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UN-Habitat Trains 338 Capiceños on Disaster-Resilient Construction

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In its campaign for sustainable self-recovery among vulnerable populations that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines), UN-Habitat has conducted a series of trainings on disaster-resilient shelter construction for craftsmen in Roxas City and the municipalities of Panay and Pontevedra in Capiz Province. The activity is part of the capacity-building component of the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements Project . Continue reading

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UN-Habitat’s Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Helps Shape Climate and Disaster Risk Assessments in Tacloban and Guiuan

UN-Habitat’s Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VAA) is being adopted by Tacloban City and the municipality of Guiuan as a methodology to structure the Climate and Disaster Risk Assessments (CDRA) which is a requirement for mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in land use planning.

Sectoral members of the Guiuan Recovery and Sustainable Development Group (GRSDG) review their outputs on the VAA, considering the updated hazard maps after super typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). Photo: UN-Habitat/P.Mejillano

Sectoral members of the Guiuan Recovery and Sustainable Development Group (GRSDG) review their outputs on the VAA, considering the updated hazard maps after super typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). Photo: UN-Habitat/P.Mejillano

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