Using an integrated neighborhood approach, the project will address basic needs of the most affected populations in Pedernales, Jama and San Vicente, Manabi, specifically for WASH (safe drinking water through public water points, installation of toilets, and hygiene NFI kits) and shelter (tarpaulins, rope and other building items for building temporary shelters, mosquito nets and mattresses). All activities will strictly adhere to SPHERE standards. Protection will be mainstreamed for the most vulnerable populations by variables such as gender, age and disability. The project will focus on populations living the poorest neighborhoods and rural areas of the three cantons. The neighborhood holistic approach (addressing basic shelter, WASH and NFI needs) allows CARE to maximize impact, providing a comprehensive package of interventions, including provision of rubble removal and shelter kits, essential household and personal items, access to clean water, and adequate sanitation facilities. From an operational, financial and administrative perspective, we have determined this approach to be the most effective in meeting the diverse needs of the affected population.