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Media contacts

Habitat for Humanity has extensive knowledge of the housing and shelter sector throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

For comments and interviews on today’s housing news, we can connect you with spokespeople across the region.

Please contact:

Katerina Bezgachina
Manager, PR & Media
Habitat Europe, Middle East and Africa
Phone: +421 2 336 690 35
E-mail: kbezgachina@habitat.org

Habitat can also offer detailed information, case studies, and housing research as well as hi-resolution photos to cover regional housing issues or specific problems in a country.

Housing in the news

 
Zodiak Malawi, May 2019: Habitat for Humanity in Malawi Responds to Floods

“Unless a nation invests in Build Back Better helping families go back to their displaced areas and build disaster resilient houses, the same families will be affected by the disasters in the coming years,” says Kelvin Kalonga, National Director for Habitat for Humanity Malawi.

 
NTV Kenya, Mar 2019: Youth innovation on affordable housing | Property Show

From green building materials to mobile applications – young people in Kenya have great ideas how to make housing more affordable. Watch the NTV Kenya show where George Mugweru explains how Habitat’s ShelterTech Accelerator helps them to introduce their ideas in housing market. This discussion starts from 8:30 minute. 

 

Al Jazeera, Mar 2019: Inside Skopje, Europe's most polluted capital city

Every winter, North Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, becomes enveloped in a smog of pollution. Non-eco friendly residential heating - like burning wood or even plastic - is considered one of the chief contributors to the pollution. Residents struggle to stay warm with high energy costs and poor insulation.

 
Devex, Mar 2019: How housing microfinance in Africa can improve quality of life

In sub-Saharan Africa, the poor have very limited access to long-term financing for housing, which is almost invariably limited to commercial banks offering formal, multiyear mortgages. Owning a home is beyond the reach of the vast majority.

 
Pangea Accelerator, 2019: Habitat For Humanity Drives Innovation in Market System by Connecting Startups and Corporates

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 saw thirty early stage and scale-up businesses and twenty-one corporate organisations in Kenya meet in Nairobi to interact and discuss opportunities for collaboration on innovative affordable housing solutions. The event was organized by the ShelterTech Accelerator Program led by Habitat for Humanity and implemented by BDO East Africa in collaboration with Pangea Accelerator.

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MetLife Community Week 2019

May 14, 2019

Two hundred MetLife employees will work alongside Habitat for Humanity homeowners in eight countries, beginning mid-May, as part of the company’s fourth annual Community Week.

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Goodwings for our projects

February 27, 2019

Book your hotel with Goddwings to support Habitat for Humanity projects. The hotel booking site will redirect at least a third of every booking commission to help families improve their homes. 

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