Philippines: Disaster Preparedness Storm Shelter Project 2016

PHILIPPINES DISASTER PREPAREDNESS STORM SHELTER PROJECT 2015 - 2016 On average the Philippines receive 20 typhoons a year, and these natural disasters are growing in frequency and intensity. In November of 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit reaching wind speeds of 315 kilometres per hour, devastating communities and claiming more than 6,300 lives. Just over one year later, [...]

Northern Iraq: IDP Winterization Response 2015

 IRAQ   IDP WINTERIZATION RESPONSE 2015  The threat of cold weather marks a severe risk for families in Northern Iraq who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing violence. The thousands of families who have sought shelter in spontaneous communal settlements such as schools and abandoned or unfinished buildings are increasingly vulnerable as the winter [...]

Philippines: Compressed Earth Block Project 2014

PHILIPPINES COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK PROJECT 2014 In February of 2014, GlobalMedic transported the IMPACT 2001A to Tacloban. This machine compresses soil into compressed earth blocks (CEBs) that GlobalMedic has used in the building of homes. These homes are permanent structures that are typhoon, flood, fire, and earthquake resistant. To ensure community evolvement, GlobalMedic trained 40 [...]

Philippines: Typhoon Hagupit Response 2014

PHILIPPINES  TYPHOON HAGUPIT RESPONSE 2014  On December 6th, 2014, category 5 Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Typhoon Ruby) roared into the eastern Philippines with winds up to 215km/hour.  The strong winds and lashing rain ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of the last super typhoon just 13 months [...]

Turkey: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response 2014

TURKEY  SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS RESPONSE 2014  Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 millions of Syrian refugees have been seeking refuge.  In 2014, over 2.5 million Syrians were leaving the country, in early 2016, it was identified that over 13 million Syrians were in need of humanitarian support. Turkey has received more refugees [...]

Iraq: Clean Drinking Water Response 2014

  IRAQ    CLEAN DRINKING WATER RESPONSE 2014  Ongoing violence in the Middle East has affected millions of people, with over 302,000 families internally displaced in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. An estimate of 40% of these IDPs have sought shelter in spontaneous communal settlements such as schools and abandoned or unfinished buildings. The families lack heat, electricity, [...]