Topic: Livelihoods

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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2015 winter test in Luxembourg – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

In 2011 the three largest entities operating in humanitarian sheltering, IRC, ICRC, and UNHRC launched a R&D project to continue the efforts of defining a lightweight, self-supporting family-shelter solution for emergency operations. The aim was to develop a solution even lighter than the standard family tent, at a lower cost and with fewer constraints regarding …

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Review in winter conditions – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

The winter test was originally planned to take place in Pakistan. However, following an analysis of the security situation, the IFRC-Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) together with the Project Committee, decided to organize this phase in two different blocks. The first part was a theoretical winter test in Luxembourg and the second was remote monitoring in …

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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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Review of Built Infrastructures in Laos

The Luxembourg Red Cross is actively working in Laos with a Shelter project (including WatSan component) in the Khammouane region (Mahaxay and Hinboun districts). The project of the LRC (last planned in this country) focuses on improving the living conditions of the local population through the development of community infrastructures and mechanisms. The project is …

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Analyse Comparative des Techniques de Maçonnerie en Terre au Burundi

27 février – 8 mars 2019 Consultante : Eugénie Crété Plusieurs programmes de construction de maisons à destination des plus vuln.rables ont cours au Burundi. Les murs de ces maisons sont construits à partir de différents matériaux, principalement adobes, briques cuites et Blocs de Terre Comprimés (BTC). Si les deux premières techniques sont très présentes …

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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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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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