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From the foreword: "Shelter rehabilitation after disaster is one of the most expensive humanitarian interventions. According to data collected by PIN, the average cost estimates in rural Cam- bodia for basic house reconstruction vary between 400- 500 USD - far beyond financial capacity of the majority of poor people living in the disaster prone rural areas. A lack of financial resources is not the only reason why people are unable to build houses that are able to survive season- al tropical storms and flooding each year. Rather, recent evidence from PIN’s post-2011 flood assessments confirm that it is in fact a lack of knowhow and skills to build more resistant shelter as main reason why so much damage to housing was observed."

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
Topics Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

Author (individual) Butte, Giacomo
Author (corporate) People in Need (PIN) Cambodia
Co-author (individual) Lloyd, Eva
Publication place Phnom Penh
Publisher People in Need (PIN) Cambodia
Publication date 2013
Pagination 40 p
General note

Illustrations by students of Royal University of Fine Arts.

Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:35 (UTC)
Date modified August 9, 2015, 12:00 (UTC)