More than 30 years ago, when the United Nations designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day, we never could have foreseen the importance of safe and adequate shelter in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. According to data from ECLAC, almost 100 million people (21% of the urban population) live
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Housing is a fundamental human right. As a global entity, we continue to champion this right, especially for the vulnerable. Habitat has positioned itself to advocate for simple, decent, affordable housing, and we are mindful that Covid-19 has had a very devastating effect on people living in inadequate housing conditions. If we are genuinely trying
Angela Swamber is visually-impaired; her son Aaron has cerebral palsy and limited mobility. Before they came to Habitat for Humanity, they lived in a dilapidated two-bedroom house, with termite-ridden rafters and gaping holes in the roof itself. Inside, the house was cold, damp and musty; in front of the lone door, a drain full of stagnant
Habitat Trinidad-and-Tobago is pleased to be a part of the Homes Communities, Hope + You (HCH+Y) Global Campaign. We are using this opportunity of shared resources and messaging to leverage global support and awareness to: • Encourage our national community to follow health and sanitation guidelines to remain safe at home during the pandemic; •
What do you call a person who runs towards danger to save others? Who is undaunted by disease, famine, drought, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, locusts, conflict zones—and now the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you call that person a hero? We would, too. Each year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the
We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As
Remember to collect these items in easy-to-carry, waterproof containers: Masks, First Aid Kit and Medication for every family member Canned goods (meat, beans, etc.) Freeze-dried food Bottled water and juices Personal care items: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and the like Contact information and identification for all family members Solar or Battery-powered Lights and Chargers Essential supplies:
The information on this page is available as a Sign Language Video for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The World Health Organisation has officially stated that the current COVID19 situation is a pandemic. A pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.
Homes, Communities, Hope + You As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced. Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has supported families through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, we stand
A little late, due to the COVID19 lockdown, but giving you a taste of what’s to come in our 2020 Annual Shelter Report – ENJOY! In this edition …. A message from the National Director … “The days ahead will be difficult, but we at Habitat Trinidad and Tobago remain committed to supporting the
We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As we
firstname.lastname@example.org Wallerfield, Trinidad and Tobago, June 2020 Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago recommenced its local programmes after the Covid-19 lockdown, with the launch of the Home Construction Training Exercise at the Cumuto Barracks of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force. The Proman family of companies is backing this project through a multi-year partnership established
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity prioritises the health and safety of the people in the communities we serve. We also took great care to minimise, and then to eliminate risks as much as is possible, to the staff, volunteers and partners who carry out our mission. Our guidance to Habitat Trinidad & Tobago
Habitat Trinidad and Tobago believes that everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But it’s safe to say that everyone feels a bit STUCK at home these days. Let’s not give up, let’s give back! Connect with friends and compete as a team, or go for gold on your own! Register for our Virtual Run here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31384/healthy-at-home-virtual-run Everyone that signs