Devastating natural disasters happen around the world every year
War, conflict and civil unrest also create millions of refugees and internally displaced people.
Families left homeless by disasters and refugees returning to their homelands face uncertain futures, often confronting dire housing needs as they struggle to rebuild their lives.
The devastating effects of disasters
Disasters cause losses that exceed the community’s ability to cope without help. It is a situation in which the community’s means to sustain life with dignity have failed, requiring external assistance to overcome.
The mission of Habitat’s Disaster Response
- To develop innovative shelter assistance that generates sustainable interventions for people affected by disasters or conflicts.
- To provide education, training and partnerships in disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery.