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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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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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Standard Guideline for Disaster Prone Housing of Bangladesh

Context and Rationale of the Guideline Bangladesh is predisposed to numerous natural extremities due to its geographic location and meteorological features. Every year, the country faces multiple exposures to extreme natural phenomena that significantly affect the inhabitants’ overall livelihood. Predominantly housing is the most affected paradigm, facing the utmost adverse impacts of nature. Although Bangladesh …

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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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