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Philippines: ACTED finishes it’s first permanent shelter!

The model house is a milestone for the construction project in Guiuan, Philippines

A model house is now on display in Cogon relocation site, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The house is the first of 126 permanent shelters to be achieved to relocate typhoon-affected vulnerable families who are currently living in no build zones, by the sea.

The house is composed of two floors of 18 sq.m. each, and has been designed by ACTED in order to resist to bad weather, and particularly the winds, rains, and floods that regularly affect this disaster-prone area. In fact, the house can resist winds velocity of 350 km /h.

Built thanks to the support of the Agence Francaise de Developpement and the Alstom Foundation, these disaster-resilient houses will contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of populations affected by the increase of typhoons in the Philippines