Accession Number : ADA267356


Title :   AID's Progress in Providing Housing to Displaced El Chorrillo Residents


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267356.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Our review indicated that the living conditions at the Albrook facility generally met acceptable standards as defined by international refugee organizations. Food services appeared adequate; living space, toilet, and bath areas were clean and sanitary; and health and medical care were available. However, living quarters are small at the Albrook facility and lack privacy. The size of the quarters are 3-meters square and, according to AID officials, were inspected prior to occupancy by officials from the International Red Cross and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, who indicated that the size was adequate for a temporary facility. Residents complained that living under these conditions over an extended period had become increasingly more difficult. According to AID's Mission Director, as of August 29, 1990, 6 months after the permanent housing program began, 142 replacement homes or approximately 7 percent of the estimated 2,200 homes needed had been delivered.


Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , *FOREIGN AID , *REFUGEES , FOREIGN POLICY , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , DISPLACEMENT , PANAMA , CONSTRUCTION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE