Each home consists of two rooms and outdoor space totalling 144 square metres. NRC provided the design, tools, materials and training for the locally recruited labourers, many from the displaced communities and others from the host community. Shelters provided for internally displaced people in Somalia are often made from corrugated iron sheeting (CGI). Therefore it was a significant improvement for the displaced people in Burao to be able to move into proper brick structures with lockable doors, thereby providing safety and security for IDPs, especially women, children and other vulnerable groups including the elderly and people with disabilities.
"The cooperation of the Burao local authorities in the success of this project is really encouraging because it means more security in life for the displaced people. Japan will continue to provide as much humanitarian assistance as we can,” said Mr. Yoichiro Yamada, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan.