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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.


Access news from previous years in our Archive.

More news

Winners of the MENA Housing Forum Innovation Awards 2022 unveiled!

November 22, 2022

Housing for All Egyptians, by Social Housing and Mortgage Finance Fund from Egypt (Public Policies category), The Housing Monitor by Public Works Studio from Lebanon (Best Practices category) and Recyblock by Zelij Invent from Morocco (ShelterTech category), are the winners of the MENA Housing Forum Innovations Awards 2022.

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Inaugural MENA Housing Forum champions inclusive, affordable and sustainable housing

November 21, 2022

The first-ever Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, Housing Forum started today in Cairo, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing. Over the next three days, stakeholders will discuss ongoing housing challenges, including the persistence of informal settlements, the rise in refugee numbers, the increase of vulnerability in the wake of COVID-19, and the region’s role in climate action following the COP27 climate change conference. With 10 in-person and five virtual sessions scheduled, the hybrid forum is expected to attract over 500 participants.

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