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Shelters, Settlements and Cash. A Manual on Cash and Voucher Assistance

Shelter and settlement programs have a long tradition of dealing with both cash and voucher assistance as part of the wider financial assistance through which disaster or conflict response programs are implemented. This manual is intended to explore how and when financial support, in the form of CVA, can support people to cover their immediate …

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Anchoring Study. Recommendations for the Good Usage of Anchors in the Humanitarian Shelter Sector

Anchors and foundations more generally play an essential role in the structure of shelters. A failure of the anchors can be the first in a series of dramatic ones. Therefore, it is essential to perceive anchors as an integrated part of a building rather than as a separated object. Two possible consequences of anchor failure …

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Uganda – Shelter Field Assessment; DRC population movement (2018)

The URCS (with IFRC assistance) needs support to help thousands of vulnerable refugees who have fled violence in DRC and are now living in camps located South East Albert Lake. Ethnic violence’s have forced thousands of people to seek safety in neighboring Uganda since December 2017. The challenges are diverse and multi-sectorial, the URCS and …

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Presentation of the Open Shelter Database in the Philippines; IFRC-SRU (2018)

Humanitarian Sheltering is a key component to assist affected populations in rebuilding lives and livelihoods. The Open Shelter Database currently hosts information on 160 shelters implemented by different actors in various countries. All shelters recorded in the database are presented in a comparable and standardized fashion in order to offer an overview of construction techniques, …

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Niger Revision Sahel Shelter Kit – Review and improvement of the Sahel shelter solution

The Aide internationale de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise (AICRL)  has been working since 2013 in Diffa, Niger. In close collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross (CRN), it carries out interventions in the area of shelter and sanitation for refugees and IDPs in the Diffa region after the crisis in Lake Chad. In this context and with …

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Community Shelter Kit/Madagascar mission (IFRC-Shelter Research Unit- 2019)

Context The tropical and subtropical regions of Africa are regularly affected by natural disasters. The African Red Cross National Societies are often called upon to intervene on the frontline during each crisis. There is therefore a need to equip them with a shelter solution that is thought out in a participatory and innovative way, both …

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Testing for 3 tent prototypes in Burundi – IFRC Shelter Research Unit, Burundi (2013)

IFRC-SRU assumed the responsibility and undertook the field testing for the Burundi location on behalf of ICRC, in collaboration with the Burundian Red Cross, and with funding by Luxemburg Red Cross. In addition to the set test-protocols for the comparative testing of the three prototypes, IFRC-SRU introduced some further tests to complement the basic protocol …

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