USAID/OFDA Shelter and Settlements Training Course

USAID/OFDA Shelter And Settlements Training Course

Module 3:  Shelter

This module explores the importance of shelter in meeting the most urgent emergency needs of disaster-affected populations. Starting from the importance of framing in the emergency shelter, the module advocates against the cultural mindset of shelter as four walls and a roof, tents, or even houses. It promotes the concept of shelter and its setting (settlements), and the many functions of shelter, which often include home-based enterprises, factories, barns, warehouses, granaries, etc. This module covers various options to sheltering affected communities and the importance of understanding self-recovery.

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