QRCS Hand Over 650 Housing Units to Homeless Families in Philippines

Doha, April 19  – A delegation of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has visited the Philippines to inaugurate a housing project, as part of a development program of the Qatar Alliance for the Relief of the Peoples of Somalia and the Philippines, at a total value of $2,256,209 (QR 8,211,020). QRCS was represented by Rashid bin Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director, Social Development Department.

The one-year project involved building 650 housing units, seven classrooms, and a depot in northern Tacloban. Immediately as the project had been completed, the work on another 625-unit project has been initiated.

In a ceremony with the Philippine Red Cross Society (PRCS), the housing units were handed over to the beneficiary families. The classrooms and depot were also completed.

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The houses are built of wood and cement, with a separate toilet and sewerage chamber each. The 650 targeted families were selected based on case studies from among the families with totally destroyed homes; people with special needs; families whose breadwinners are children, women, or old people; and chronic patients. The beneficiaries were trained in safe shelter standards and emergency measures.

Seven classrooms were built at the central school of northern Burauen, a town of Leyte Province, at a cost of $150,000. A ready-made depot was built near the PRCS branch in Leyte.