ShelterBox Response Team Assesses Sites in Niger

Children living in ShelterBox tents at the Kollo camp, Niger, October 2012.

Children living in ShelterBox tents at the Kollo camp, Niger, October 2012.

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members David Hatcher (UK) and Joanna Reid (UK) have been visiting various sites in Niger to assess the suitability for shelter distribution to flood survivors. 

David and Joanna travelled to Tillaberi, the region which has been most affected by the heavy rains that have fallen over the past few months, accompanied by workers from aid agency Femmes France-Niger who ShelterBox is partnering with in the field.

One site was the camp in Kollo District where ShelterBox worked with Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International to set up tents in September housing 82 families.

‘Like living in a house’ 

‘We came here to check on the families and see how the tents were holding up,’ said David. ‘Everyone seemed very happy and the ShelterBox beneficiaries told us that when it’s raining, it’s so dry it’s like living in a house like they had before the flooding.’

Read more and view a short video here NIGER

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