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Rwanda: Basic housing construction instructions for protection against natural and manmade disasters in rural areas

This document serves as a guide in addressing the needs and rationale for safer house development in rural areas; recommending a series of suggested steps that highlight key points that should be considered when planning a safer house construction and/or retrofitting initiative. Basic design principles and requirements a house building must meet to provide a greater level of protection for people and property as well as other infrastructure will be identified.

The document provides a list of key recommendations, technical and context-specific information on what will be followed in order to fully minimize all risks that come with disaster caused by heavy rain with wind and storms. Thus, houses constructed without consideration of disaster resilience and maintenance instructions will be under local government disapproval as habitable or ready for occupancy. Sustained life-long injuries and death of many will be prevented as instructions are implemented by different actors and communities. 

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  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Structural Safety
  • Countries/Regions:Rwanda

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/59980

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