Visibility: Livelihoods

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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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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Améliorations au Guide de l’Habitat Actuel dans la Région des Grands Lacs (Conférence, 22-24 avril 2012)

L’atelier: L’atelier organisé par la Croix-Rouge du Burundi et la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise avec l’appui technique de l’IFRC-Shelter Research Unit s’est tenu du 22 au 24 avril 2012. L’objectif était de revoir le modèle de maison actuellement utilisé, qui fût établi par le HCR et d’identifier les améliorations possibles. Cinquante participants ont assisté à l’atelier durant …

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Technical Shelter Workshop 2014, Bangladesh – IFRC Shelter Research Unit

Institutional Context of the Workshop IFRC Shelter Research Unit (SRU) conducted research on technical aspects of implemented shelter solutions in Bangladesh, between 2011 and 2013, based on prior research done in Bangladesh by IFRC after Cyclone Sidr and in the frame of the ‘Shelter Solutions’ approach developed within the IFRC SRU with as one of …

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Livelihoods Help Desk COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting and destroying the livelihoods of individuals and communities across the world. The Help Desk offers specific livelihoods information and guidance incorporating the threat and impact of COVID-19 to National Societies, IFRC, and ICRC.