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Real-Life Heroes

On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) August 19, the world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work.

This year, COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world. The lack of access and restrictions placed by governments around the world has resulted in communities, civil society and local NGOs being the frontline of the response.
Habitat for Humanity also works with local governments and organizations around the world, to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by COVID-19.

Indonesia

In Indonesia, medical workers are reluctant to come home due to fear of spreading the virus to their families or are being victimized by the community in their housing complex. Therefore, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia collaborates with partners to provide medical staff with a temporary shelter.

When my landlord and neighbors discovered I work at the hospital, their attitudes toward me changed and that made me uncomfortable. I am very grateful to be in the temporary shelter program by Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and the donors. I am now able to rest unruffled and comfortable.

– I Komang Rusgi, Doctor

India

In India, the pandemic has triggered a nationwide lockdown. Habitat for Humanity India supported families and individuals by providing them with family essential kits and hygiene kits.
In partnership with state governments, local government administrations or government agencies, a total of 205,022 kits have been distributed to 146,673 families.

Kenya

Starting July 2020, Habitat for Humanity Kenya has given monthly cash assistance of USD 30 and hygiene kits (with a re-usable mask, sanitizer and soap) to the 157 households in Laikipia county. Moreover, Habitat for Humanity will install 100 portable hand washing stations in the county.

 

Besides COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity also provides humanitarian assistance in some of the world’s major disasters. 

Australia | 2019 Bushfire

In 2019, there was an unusual bushfire in Australia. Habitat launched the Bushfire Recovery Program, to help salvage and rebuild, to assist homeowners.

I get a huge amount out of volunteering. I really feel like I can give back to the community.

– Carly,

Volunteer for 2019 New South Wales bushfire response in Australia

Nepal | 2015 Earthquake

More than 600 Nepali volunteers helped HFH Nepal with rubble removal. Local volunteers also helped to distribute more than 2,300 temporary shelter kits.
Moreover, in the early stage of Habitat’s response to the earthquake, more than 20,000 water backpacks were distributed. Families were taught how to use the water backpacks for fetching and storing water.

Immediately after the earthquake, my first instinct was to serve the people who have lost everything and were badly affected.

– Sujata,

Habitat Nepal’s staff member who survived the 2015 earthquake


Disasters or pandemic, real-life heroes help with recovery and pave pathways to permanence. We salute all Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers and community members for building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. 



 

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