red cross shelters in peru
 
red cross shelters in peru
may 22, 2008

red cross shelters in peru

the cruz roja peruana and IFRC have collaborated on the project of a ‘modulo de alojamientotemporal’
to provide transitional shelters in response to peru’s recent earthquake.
on august 15, 2007, a massive earthquake struck the central coast of peru, south of the nation’s capital of
lima. it was peru’s worst earthquake in 37 years. within seconds, homes, hospitals, businesses, roads, bridges
and services were destroyed – affecting more than 650,000 people.
the earthquake killed at least 519 people and destroyed close to 95,000 private houses.
most of the damage was concentrated specifically in the cities of pisco, chincha, and ica.
volunteers guided by the cruz roja peruana adopted as standard the prototype
by the IFRC (international federation of red cross) and used it in the construction
of 4,000 shelters so far
 

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red cross shelters in peru

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red cross shelters in peru
 
red cross shelters in peru

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red cross shelters in peru

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red cross shelters in peru

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red cross shelters in peru

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red cross shelters in peru

red cross shelters in peru

‘modulo de alojamento temporal’, valle galan, peru

this project was part of the exhibition ‘casa per tutti’ (housing for all) milan triennale 23 may – 14 september 08

  • iep
    right.

    z
  • that las picture is not a group of those emergency modules. It is a group of impriviced shelters that really poor people in peru build as actual houses! dont make mistakes. the one thing that is involved with the red cross in that picture is te car!

    alessandra pena

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