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.

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.