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Providing Innova2ve Shelter Solu2ons

to Typhoon Aected Families

As the largest storm ever to make
landfall, Typhoon Haiyan le8 the community
of Salvacion, Tacloban devastated. Homes and
infrastructure in Tacloban were damaged if
not en?rely destroyed, crops were demolished
and lives lost. With hundreds of thousands of
families le8 homeless in the wake of the
disaster, the struggle to nd quality,
aordable building materials posed a major

In support of families who lost their
h o m e s a s a r e s u l t o f t h e t y p h o o n ,
GlobalMedic operated an innova?ve shelter
project. By simply compac?ng earth from the
ground, a strong, durable and environmentally
friendly building material was produced and
used to construct new homes.

Compressed Earth Block (CEB)


is a powerful machine that

compresses earth mixed with a minimal por?on

of concrete to produce blocks at a compressive
strength of 1200-2200 PSI - surpassing North
American building codes. GlobalMedics
Compressed Earth Block (CEB) project is
incredibly cost-eec?ve, reducing the use of
lumber and manufactured bricks, as well as the
cost of transport as the blocks were created on

Perhaps most importantly, the
CEB project empowered disaster
aected community residents. By
hiring local labourers to produce the
blocks and construct the homes,
GlobalMedic invested money back
into the community.

GlobalMedic CEB Housing Project

20 CEB homes constructed


Safe shelter solution provided


In turn, the project not only
provided sustainable housing
solu?ons but created employment,
strengthened local par?cipa?on and
supported the livelihood of the

Support of local livelihoods

Local residents were able to personally rebuild
their homes and those of family and fellow community
members. GlobalMedics innova?ve housing project
has empowered the community of Salvacion to recover
and thrive at a ?me when they needed it most.
To view a video of GlobalMedics CEB project
in the Philippines, please visit: h>ps://