Mr. and Mrs. Dirjo lived in fear of wild weather for years and in 2016 their fears were validated when their home was destroyed by an earthquake.
Pawiro was one of our first Rock the House homeowners in 2016. Last month, we were lucky enough to revisit her in her Habitat home.
Congratulations and welcome home to our Rock the House 2018 teams! This year we had two teams, with a team in both Cambodia and Indonesia who each built four homes for local families. It was fantastic to see our corporate partners Boral, Arup and Southern Cross Austereo on the teams. The teams’ hard work and […]
We are working in Fiji alongside the community in Tuvuya to build resilience to disaster through build back safer training.
October 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The day raises global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices that help communities prepare for, and reduce the impact of disasters. Megan Krolik, Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Regional Program Manager for Asia Pacific and Emergencies, shares the impact such disaster risk reduction activities are […]
There wasn’t a day that passed without Nguyen Van Phuc, 32, worrying about the security of his wife and his four children. The main supporter, Phuc relied on seasonal labour work. Their income occasionally supplemented by casual work by his wife.
Dong, 55 and her family have lived in their Quang Nam home for over 20 years. Severe weather conditions are common to Quang Nam and even though the home has been badly damaged and battered by strong winds, storms and flooding over the years, Dong is unable to afford to the repairs needed.
Just a few years ago, life was very different for Mrs Khuong.
Habitat for Humanity is assessing the damage caused by Super Typhoon Haima that made landfall in northeastern Philippines in the early hours of Thursday morning. Thankfully it was downgraded to category-4, however communities took shelter from the 315km/hr destructive winds and a deluge of rains.
Climate change is hitting the world’s poorest communities first, and hardest.