QRCS delivers shelter maintenance equipment to Philippines counterpart
01 Oct 2017 - 17:14
Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in the Philippines has recently delivered to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 1000 Basic Emergency Shelter Kits (BESKs) under the second phase of the relief programme launched by QRCS for the benefit of victims of Typhoon Haiyan of 2013.
Meeting the standards of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), BESKs are designed to provide the materials and tools to construct a simple shelter for displaced families.
Each kit contained the basic tools needed for affected families to repair their damaged houses following the disaster. The kit includes two tarpaulins, 6 poles for basic framing, and an assortment of fixings and tools.
The kit is designed for distribution to relieve immediate, life-saving shelter need for new or secondary displacement, or people on the move – to tide people over until a better solution can be found.
Also, PRC helped select 650 neediest families in Santa Fe Municipality, Leyte Province, as beneficiaries of the project. The provided kits would be kept at PRC's warehouse for future use.
The first phase of the relief programme in 2014 involved building 650 shelter units and seven classrooms in Tacloban City, Leyte, which was totally destroyed in the disaster.