"Building back worse" after Philippin...

"Building back worse" after Philippines typhoon

There are 1 comment on the IRIN story from Feb 8, 2013, titled "Building back worse" after Philippines typhoon. In it, IRIN reports that:

COMPOSTELA VALLEY/DAVAO ORIENTAL, 8 February 2013 - More than two months after Typhoon Bopha hit the eastern coast of Mindanao Province in the southern Philippines some 198,000 families are still trying to repair their homes, even in the midst of daily monsoon rains.

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San Juan, Philippines

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Emergency housing kits - valued at some US$1,000 each and donated by the UK-based NGO Shelter Box, and containing emergency tents, blankets and basic tools - lie unopened in front of a number of homes.“We don’t need those. Residents need something sturdier to get us through the rains,” said Sulag.

Local government officials sent 160 of the 215 requested corrugated iron sheets to repair roofing, but Sulag said he did not want to distribute them until there was at least one sheet per family, to prevent accusations of preferential treatment.

Meanwhile, residents were patching together rooftops from fallen coconut timber, and blue tarpaulins (donated). Aid groups and the government estimate 95 percent of families recovering from the typhoon continue living in the remains of their houses.

“What we are seeing is people building back worse with salvaged materials,” said Bamforth.

they dont want the emergency kits? they want new homes built for them?

tiger economy? economy 2nd to china? booming economy? record housing starts? jobs jobs jobs?

gov sent 160 sheets of roof tin?

i guess a comment here will only bring out the usual topix trolls and their 4th grade attacks , so ill reserve comment.

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