Type: Research

Emergency Sahel Shelter; Warehouse and Natural Fibre versions (IFRC SRU, 2017)

West Africa has faced and continues to face frequent episodes of population movement. The National Societies of the Red Cross Cross of West Africa are often called upon to intervene at the frontline during each crisis. There is therefore a need to equip them with shelter solutions designed in a participatory and innovative way, upstream …

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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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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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Guidelines on Emergency Sheltering for Refugees in Germany

This document has been produced in time from November 2015 until January 2016 to reply to a demand for general guidance on sheltering refugees in the context of the “refugee crisis” experienced in Germany as of August 2015. This guidance is based on accepted humanitarian standards (SPHERE) complemented with desk-review, field visits, and structured conversations …

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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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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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