» 02/12/2008, 00.00
A new community is born from the tsunami
The story of how fishermen who have lost their homes have invented a new way of building houses, and rediscovered human solidarity.
The Church will rise stronger from the ashes of Orissa
The president of the Indian bishops' conference tells AsiaNews about his recent visit to the zone of Bubhaneshwar, at the centre of the violence at Christmas against the local Christian community. Here the extremist fury has claimed six lives and destroyed dozens of homes and churches. Thousands of refugees are afraid to return home. "In spite of the suffering, hope shines in the eyes of Christians".
UN and United States decry new homes in east Jerusalem
The Israeli government has announced the building of 884 new residences in an area that it considers part of the Holy City, but is in Transjordan and is viewed by the Palestinians as the capital of their future state.
23/12/2005 SRI LANKA
Tsunami emergency over but housing remains priority
The work of Caritas and other NGOs has yielded satisfying results. All have shelter but many people are still living in centres for displaced. The government has forbidden reconstruction along the coast but it has yet to identify land for new homes.
Tsunami survivors ditch aid agency
Oxfam is under fire from survivors of the tragedy, who claim the agency has not yet started construction works on homes promised a year ago.
Aceh: Reconstruction in highly polluted areas allowed
Local authorities, behind schedule in building houses for those left homeless by the tsunami, have allowed displaced people to build homes in banned areas. The WWF says around 1,600 such homes have been built "in areas prone to natural disasters and contaminated by toxic substances."
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