House Building Programme - Turkey, July 1970. Family house being built on a self-help basis. Credit facilities are provided by the Government and the family collect WFP food parcels for six months. The UN/FAO World Food Programme is supplying food assistance valued at $10,064,000 to the Government of Turkey to help solve two types of housing problems - the resettlement of squatters, who have illegally built shacks on the outskirts of the principal cities, and the rehousing of those whose homes have been destroyed by earthquakes and other natural disasters. Rations comprising wheat, dried skim milk, vegetable oil, pulses and coffee are supplied for six months as an incentive to families who are engaged in building and improving their dwellings on a self-help basis. The Government is providing the equipment, credit facilities and technical aid. Over a four year period a total of 43,500 families under the Disaster Section. WFP also permitted the Government to sell 19,370 tons of the wheat provided and the proceeds were matched by the Government. A special fund was set up and used to manufacture parts and structural elements, and to purchase materials needed in the provision of prefabricated housing units for the disaster victims.