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Response to the 2021 Easter-Floods in Timor-Leste – TLS908

From 29 March to 4 April, heavy rains across the country have caused flash floods and landslides, the worst floods in 50 years. A total of 8 municipalities were affected, with the capital Dili and the surrounding low-lying areas hardest hit.

On 8 April, the Government of Timor-Leste declared a state of calamity in Dili for a period of 30 days and requested for international assistance to the flood response. The state of calamity was extended by another 30 days.

Overall Objective

Supporting the recovery of communities impacted by the flooding in Dili and enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) throughout Timor-Leste.

Specific Objective

Support the immediate shelter needs of 200 families (1,140 people (with 50% target for women)) affected by flooding and landslides in April 2021 through provision of cash and technical support for improved shelter for the most severely affected households.

Expected Results

ER 1. Rehabilitation of safe and dignified shelter for flood affected communities

ER 2. Increased emergency preparedness of communities.

Main Activities
  • Identification, assessment and selection of 200 Households and distribution of rehabilitation assistance
  • Conduct community and stakeholder consultation and conduct a rapid market assessment a rapid gendered shelter assessment based on CARE’s RGA, aligned with CARE guidelines an adapted to the context.
  • Produce and distribute Information, Education, Communication (IEC) material
  • Conduct reflections workshop with staff, partners and community members



Timor-Leste, Dili and all provinces


CARE will support 200 (1,140 people) households in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste affected by the Easter floods to rebuild and repair their homes. CARE will conduct flood awareness and risk communication awareness raising to 103,000 households (587,100 people) in 13 municipalities who will each receive a copy of CARE’s long-standing Lafaek educational magazine with shelter outreach information and disaster preparedness and awareness raising on floods.


01.05.2021 -31.10.2021

Total Budget

€ 105,000


This project is funded by the European Union.

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):