Shelter is never more important than in times of crisis
A house can be any family’s largest asset, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The loss of a house leaves people who are already living on the edge exposed to ill health, poor security, indignity and poverty
When emergencies strike, We works to meet people’s basic shelter needs: protection from the elements, security and a base for their livelihoods. Our emergency response fund, resources and specialist staff allow us to provide fast, effective disaster relief to communities, working with the people most affected to meet their immediate and their long-term needs.
We help communities prepare for emergencies, through capacity building, training, and advocacy for housing, land and property rights.
When disaster strikes, we deploy shelter experts immediately to support emergency response on the ground. Their expertise ranges from architectural and structural engineering design support, to development of communications materials and training programmes to enable communities gain the skills to build back safer.
And after a crisis, we support evaluations and reviews to ensure lessons are learnt, both for the affected communities and for other emergency responses in the future.