Background and objectives:
The scale of the destruction in the South of Lebanon due to the events of July-August 2006 was extraordinary with about 12,000 housing units completely destroyed. The government plan for shelter reconstruction clarifies the procedures to be followed by affected people to obtain financial compensation to reconstruct their homes. It aims at establishing a system where affected homeowners are provided with the necessary technical assistance to reconstruct their houses. The initiative has mostly reached households in small, remote villages and where municipalities are not actively engaged in the reconstruction processes.
The project objective was to support affected homeowners and local decision makers in the overall planning, management, guidance and monitoring of the reconstruction process of the destroyed houses.
The activities included three phases:
- Phase One: Project launching and community mobilization
- Phase Two: Reconstruction assistance
- Phase Three: Monitoring, phasing out/moving to other villages
The results achieved were:
- 1,000 families (around 5,000 persons) acquired a design for a house they intend to rebuild that complies with basic architectural standards and norms.
- Families advised on the budgeting of funds for the reconstruction process.
- Up to 30 mukhtars and municipal councils assisted in the documentation process of the operation.