Habitat El Salvador delivers 20 emergency homes to families affected by Tropical Storm Amanda
Habitat El Salvador and the Mayor's Office of Atiquizaya delivered 20 emergency homes to families affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Amanda, in the Municipality of Atiquizaya, in Ahuachapán.
Habitat El Salvador and the Mayor's Office of Atiquizaya made a total investment of $60 thousand dollars; funding $20 thousand and $40 thousand dollars respectively.
“At Habitat El Salvador we believe that by building together is how we´ll succeed. This is why we form alliances with organizations and local governments to support Salvadoran families. These emergency homes are the first step to rebuild after the storm,” said Camila Leiva, Manager of the Santa Ana Regional Office of Habitat El Salvador.
“We thank God for this first step, to solve the housing needs that we have in our municipality. We thank Habitat El Salvador for working alongside us on this occasion. Apart from these 20 emergency homes, the families received support to resolve the legal aspects,” said Ana Luisa de González, Mayor of Atiquizaya.
"The emergency houses have been built under international standards for humanitarian response, and have been designed taking into account the factors of the region," explained Gino Caballero, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Coordinatorfor Habitat El Salvador.
The 20 emergency houses were built under international humanitarian response standards, complying with the Sphere Standards. The Sphere Standards were initially developed by non-governmental organizations, in conjunction with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and have become an important reference tool for national and international NGOs.