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Europe, Middle East and Africa

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:

  1. Europe and the Middle east
    Katarzyna Jasik-Caínzos
    Communications Director, Europe and the Middle East 
    Phone: +32 478 88 79 08
    Email: [email protected]
  2. Africa
    Caroline Nyamamu
    Communications Director, Africa

    Phone: +254 759 067 659
    Email: [email protected]

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.

Habitat for Humanity in the news



Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation, April 2021: Access to Modern Energy Accelerator Programme 2021

Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation and Netherlands Enterprise Agency started an Accelerator Programme to facilitate Habitat for Humanity to use open innovation principles. The programme enables humanitarian organizations to be the catalysts for tackling specific energy challenges, whilst opening themselves up to receiving the knowledge and business insights from energy experts and private-sector partnerships.


Le Jour Plus, March 2021: World Water Day 2021

Habitat for Humanity Côte d’Ivoire has served and impacted the lives of more than 200,000 vulnerable people through the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Program. In order to enhance the importance of water and allow access to it for all, HFHCI has been setting up community water point management committees in the villages to ensure the sustainability of the structures.


Ethiopian Press Agency, March 2021: HFHE project assists destitute people livelihood

Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia hands over completed houses and WASH facilities to vulnerable families in Addis Ababa. Over 6,100 families or 31,000 individuals’ living conditions have been upgraded through Slum Upgrading project.


Front Page Africa, March 2021: Liberia: Providing safe drinking water, Hygiene and Sanitation services to over 30,000 people

Habitat for Humanity and its partner organization World Hope International, along with YMCA and the government of Liberia, completed construction works of a multi-year complex slum upgrading project to improve access to water, sanitation, solid waste collection services and a community infrastructure facility to promote social cohesion in Peace Island, Congo Town. 


Art Gallery - ClaudeDebussy85February 2021: Portraits of Hope

Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria invited 12 illustrators for creating the “Portraits of Hope” exhibition who created a total of 20 art works. Artists presented complex housing problems without portraying people as helpless victims. 


Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, February 2021: LG supports enhanced learning facilities for 625 children in Machakos

Habitat for Humanity Kenya in partnership with LG Electronics started an initiative which aims to improve learning infrastructure, water, sanitation and hygiene for 225 hearing-impaired children at the Machakos School for the Deaf and 400 Early Childhood Development learners at Kyumbi Primary School, Kenya.



Ethiopian Press Agency, December 2020: Project targets supporting the vulnerable

Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia launches 18.9 million Housing and WASH Project in Addis Ababa in partnership with LG Electronics and Habitat for Humanity Korea with a view to improving the livelihood of the vulnerable segments of the community.


The economist, November 2020: The painter and the zebra-hunter: what presidents do after leaving office

For three decades, Jimmy Carter has championed the housing initiative Habitat for Humanity and volunteered on its building sites.


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Habitat for Humanity and James Hardie extend their partnership to activities in Europe

June 24, 2024

BRATISLAVA (June 7, 2024)  James Hardie, a global leader in high-performance building solutions, has announced extending their partnership to activities in Europe. This initiative follows the successful collaboration between James Hardie and Habitat for Humanity in the United States, where the two organizations have worked together to empower homeowners and build resilient homes.

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Britam and Habitat for Humanity expand partnership to strengthen property insurance penetration rate in Kenya.

May 08, 2024

NAIROBI (April, 2024) - Britam General Insurance and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) – Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to tackle the low market penetration of property insurance, which currently stands at 0.5%. It is estimated that one third of Kenyans are at heightened risk of property loss.

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