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United Nation-HABITAT completes 1706 one-room shelters in Jacobabad for flood victims

Islamabad: UN-HABITAT has successfully completed 1,706 one-room shelters in Jacobabad Sindh, for the flood affected people where through the support of UK aid, work is being done in 64 villages.

A one-room shelter is a rectangular shaped 20 square meter structure that can accommodate up to seven people. With its one door and window, it serves as a core room to which beneficiaries can add further rooms, depending on their resources. UN-HABITAT has provided these shelters just in time for Eid so there may be some comfort for the families that have been without shelter and basic services.

A total of 3,770 shelters are being constructed through the generous funding of UK aid. More shelters are under construction and are expected to be complete within the next few months.

UN-HABITAT, the UN agency for human settlements development and the focal UN agency for housing has adopted a people focused approach for early recovery, where community organizations are facilitated as the vehicles of rehabilitation. This enables and strengthens them to fully participate in the process while claiming ownership during reconstruction.

For more information, contact:
Ms. Ishrat Rizvi
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 835 5720
Cell: +92300 855 3790
Email: ishrat.rizvi@unic.org

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