Habitat For Humanity is ensuring that the Philippines know they still have the support of the world behind them, as they embark on a mission to build over 800 homes; hit the jump for more!

Adriela Batista

Habitat For Humanity a renown charity, is kicking off this year right with their most recent promise of building over 800 homes in one of the areas, most affected by the Philippine Typhoon.

“The nonprofit has committed to building 852 homes in Tacloban, an area that suffered the brunt of the storm’s damage.”

The Philippines experienced over 6,000 deaths during the typhoon, and has displaced more than 16 million residents. The typhoon took place in November and many residents are currently still living without shelter, running water, sanitation, as well as evacuation centers.

This undeniably comes in a much needed time. As time passes, Phillippine residents and charity workers, have begun to lose hope and fear that national aids have forgotten about them:

“We saw this in Haiti and we’re seeing it again here in the Philippines,” said one Western aid worker from Communicare, a non-governmental organization that specializes in broadcast communication. He asked not to be identified.

“The NGOs come in by the dozens, flex their muscles and spend their budgets in front of the news cameras, but when push comes to shove and victims need help dealing with long-term issues – like getting back their livelihoods or homes – they’re gone,” he said.