References

This page contains a list of key shelter documents. Clicking on the images will link to the files on the website or will link to external sites.

Videos

ifrc shelter video channel IFRC Shelter video channel
Red Cross Red Crescent videos related to emergency shelter
Shelter Cluster Youtube channel Shelter Cluster Youtube Channel

Statistics and background

emdat.be

CRED, EM-DAT disaster database
www.emdat.be
Global database of world disasters


IFRC-WDR

IFRC, World Disasters Report, 2016 - Resilience: Saving lives today, investing for tomorrow
IFRC, World Disasters Report, 2015 - Local actors
Available from www.ifrc.org
Annual report providing a global overview of disaster trends


reliefweb.int

IFRC, reports
Available from reliefweb.int
These include Appeals, Operational  updates, final, mid year and annual reports


internal-displacement.org

IDMC/ NRC, Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence, April 2012
Available from www.internal-displacement.org
overview of IDP issues.


www.unocha.org

OCHA, Sitreps,
Available from unocha.org
Situation reports on major responses. Where possible these have been used for response timeline data and figures for the number of houses damaged


unocha.org

OCHA appeal documents www.unocha.org/cap
Financial appeals, action plans and reviews with narratives for OCHA coordinated responses.


unhcr-report

UNHCR, Global Trends: Forced displacement in 2015
Available from www.unhcr.org
Annual summary of global statistics relating to refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR.


Websites

sheltercluster.org webpage

www.sheltercluster.org
Home page of the Global Shelter Cluster - the coordination mechanism for shelter responses. Contains links to individual responses, including strategy documents.


sphereproject.org webpage

www.sphereproject.org
Download the Sphere Handbook, find information on trainings and other activities from the Sphere Project. The Sphere Project aims to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.


IFRC catalogue home page

procurement.ifrc.org/catalogue/
IFRC/ICRC Emergency relief items catalogue - website
IFRC/ICRC Emergency relief items catalogue: detailed specifications of all items commonly used by IFRC, ICRC, IOM and other organizations.


Humanitarian Library

http://www.humanitarianlibrary.org
Humanitarian Library
The Humanitarian Library is designed as a global clearing house for regional humanitarian knowledge. As a user oriented resource, it is designed to be the first reference for both sharing and searching for field-relevant documents.


relief web home page

www.reliefweb.int
Up to date information on complex emergencies and natural disasters as well as an archive of information, field reports and situation reports from emergencies since 1996. OCHA situation reports (sitreps) and IFRC appeal documents and operations updates have been of particular use in compiling these case studies.


Global DTM www.globaldtm.info
Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route.
Cuny/INTERTECT Collection

The Frederick C. Cuny / INTERTECT Collection
Digital collection of Frederick Cuny’s working library, office files, press clippings, slides, photos and videos of Cuny and his team at the disaster relief/response firm, Intertect.


humanitarianresponse.info

www.humanitarianresponse.info
Humanitarian Response aims to be the central website for Information Management tools and services, enabling information exchange among operational responders during either a protracted or sudden onset emergency


General Documents

EMMA toolkit

Albu, M., The Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis Toolkit, 2010
Also available from:www.emma-toolkit.org
A toolkit designed for generalists, as well as specialist staff on how to conduct an emergency market mapping analysis.


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ODI HPN #43

Barakat, S., HPN Network paper 043, Housing reconstruction after conflict and disaster, ODI, 2003
Also available from: www.odihpn.org
Review of housing reconstruction  experiences and approaches.


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Camp Management toolkit

Camp Management Toolkit, 2015
Also available from:www.cmtoolkit.org
The toolkit gives official guidelines on the setup and running of camps and settlements, both in emergencies and longterm situations.


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CCCM toolkit 2015

Care International, Gender and Shelter: Good programming guidelines, 2016
Also available from:www.careinternational.org.uk
Guidelines to provide practical guidance on how to integrate gender in the shelter sector, enabling shelter programmes to address the needs of affected communities more successfully.


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Transitional settelemnt displaced populations

Corsellis and Vitale, Transitional Settlement: Displaced Populations, Oxfam publishing, 2005
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
Guidelines for the strategic planning and implemention of settlement responses for displaced populations.


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CRATerre assessing local building cultures

CRATerre, IFRC, Assessing local building cultures for resilience & development: A practical guide for community-based assessment.
Also available from:www.craterre.org
This guide is a tool for those working on habitat and community resilience, to improve the quality of their interventions.


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CRS, How-to Guide: Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects, 2013
Also available from: www.crs.org
Step-by-step guide on management of owner-driven and contractor-built construction.


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CRS, Pintakasi: A review of shelter/WASH delivery methods in post-disaster recovery interventions, 2016
Also available from: www.crs.org
A study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of shelter and WASH assistance modalities in the Filipino context.


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CRS, Using Cash for Shelter: An overview of CRS Programs, 2015
Also available from: www.crs.org
An analysis of CRS shelter programmes to understand when cash works, why it works, and what factors contribute to its success or failure.


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CRS - Extending impact

CRS, Extending Impact: Factors influencing households to adopt hazard-resistant construction practices in post-disaster settings, 2015
Also available from: www.crs.org
A study to understand what influences people’s behaviour by analysing what prompts, guides or drives people to behave in a certain way, in relation to the use of hazard‑resistant construction practices.


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Global Shelter Cluster_GBV

Global Shelter Cluster, Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Shelter Programming
Set of documents which aim to provide tools to help shelter actors to mainstream GBV risk mitigation in their shelter programming. Available from: www.sheltercluster.org/gbv


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IASC, Shelter Centre, Selecting NFIs for shelter, 2008
Also available from: www.humanitarianlibrary.org
Provides information, case studies and guidance on how to choose the best items to distribute to those affected by natural disaster or conflict.


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IFRC cash guidelines

ICRC/IFRC Guidelines for cash transfer programming, 2007
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
Provides information on when and how to distribute cash in disaster response.


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IFRC assessment guidelines

IFRC, Guidelines for assessment in emergencies, 2008
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
Practical information and guidance on how to conduct assessments in emergencies.


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IFRC, Owner Driven Housing Reconstruction Guidelines (ODHR), 2010
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
Guidance on the planning and implementation of assisted self help reconstruction projects.


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IFRC, Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness, 2011
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
Guidance on the planning and implementation of assisted self help reconstruction projects.


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IFRC shelter kit

IFRC, The IFRC shelter kit, 2010
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
A guide on the IFRC shelter kit and how to use it.


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IFRC, Handicap International, CBM, All Under One Roof, 2015
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
A guideline for providing disability inclusive shelter and settlement solutions in emergencies.


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plastic sheeting

IFRC, Oxfam GB, Plastic sheeting, 2007
Also available from: www.plastic-sheeting.org
A guide to the use and specification of plastic sheeting in humanitarian relief, 2007. An illustrated booklet on when and how to use plastic sheeting most effectively in emergencies.


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stronger_homes_stronger_communities

Jha, A., Duyne Barenstein, J., Phelps, P., Pittet, D., Sena, S., Stronger Homes, Stronger Communities, 2010
Also available from: www.preventionweb.net
A handbook developed to assist policy makers and project managers, engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programmes, make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and support communities after natural disasters.


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interventions-shelter-self-recovery

Maynard, V., Parker, E. and Twigg, J., The effectiveness and efficiency of interventions supporting shelter self-recovery following humanitarian crises: An evidence synthesis. Humanitarian Evidence Programme. Oxford: Oxfam GB, 2017
Also available from: www.policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk


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Shade nets

MSF, Shelter Centre, Shade Nets: Use, deployment andprocurement of shade nets in humanitarian relief environments
Also available from: www.humanitarianresponse.info
General guidance for the procurement and use of shade nets.


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urban shelter guidelines

NRC, Shelter Centre, Urban Shelter Guidelines, 2010
Also available from: www.urban-response.org
General guidance for urban humanitarian response.


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Security of tenure

NRC, IFRC, Security of Tenure in Humanitarian Shelter Operations, 2013
Also available from: www.ifrc.org
A short report highlighting the regulatory barriers to the provision of short and medium term shelter solutions, presented in collaboration through several case studies.


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LEGS

Practical Action, Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards, 2009
Also available from: www.livestock-emergency.net
Guidelines and standards relating to livestock in emergencies.


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shelter after disaster

Shelter Centre, UN, DfID, Shelter after disaster - Strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction, 2010
Also available from: www.humanitarianlibrary.org
A book containing information and guidance on how to agree strategies for reconstruction after natural disasters. Contains description of the types of shelter programmes that organisations can implement.


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Sphere Project, Sphere - Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response, 2011
Also available from: www.sphereproject.org
Contains consensus standards agreed among major humanitarian organisations for key sectors, including shelter and settlement. It also contains actions, indicators and guidance notes as to whether standards have been achieved.


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UNHCR handbook

UNDRO (now UN OCHA), Davis, I., Shelter After Disaster, Guidelines for Assistance, 1982
Also available from: www.reliefweb.int
Guidelines and description of shelter provision in all aspects of natural disasters (from preparedness to reconstruction).


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land guidelines

UNHABITAT, Land and Natural Disasters - Guidance for Practitioners, 2010
Also available from: www.unhabitat.org
A book containing guidance on land issues following natural disasters.


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UNHCR handbook

UNHCR, Handbook for Emergencies, Third Edition, 2007
The fourth edition of the handbook, published in 2015 is an updated digital version, available from: emergency.unhcr.org
A book containing guidance on the management and all the key sectors in refugee emergencies.


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tents

UNICEF, Compendium of Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS): Design and practice in emergencies, 2011
Designs and guidance on the construction of temporary learning spaces.


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tents

UN OCHA, Tents - A guide to the use and logistics of tents in humanitarian relief, 2004
Also available from: www.humanitarianresponse.info
A booklet describing when and how to use tents as well how to support those living in them to best adapt them to meet their needs.


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timber UN OCHA / IFRC / CARE International, Timber as a construction material in humanitarian operations, 2009
Alos available from: www.humanitariantimber.org
An illustrated booklet on how to source and use timber for the construction of basic structures.
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timber WWF, American Red Cross, Green Recovery and Reconstruction, 2010
Available from: www.envirodm.org/green-recovery
The GRRT is a toolkit and training programme designed to increase awareness and knowledge of environmentally responsible disaster response approaches.
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Case studies

Shelter Projects 2015-2016

Global Shelter Cluster, Shelter Projects 2015-2016
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1906 and 2016. Includes many different types of shelter and settlement responses in the humanitarian context.


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Shelter Projects 2013-2014

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2013-2014
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1906 and 2014. Includes many different types of shelter and settlement responses in the humanitarian context.


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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2011-2012
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1906 and 2012. Includes many different types of shelter and settlement responses in the humanitarian context.


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Shelter Projects 2010

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2010
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1906 and 2010. Includes many different types of shelter and settlement responses in the humanitarian context.


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shelter projects 2009

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2009
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1945 and 2009. Includes many different types of shelter and settlement responses in the humanitarian context.


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shelter projects 2008

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2008
Compilation of case studies illustrating humanitarian shelter and settlement responses.



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CRS- Haiti

CRS, Learning From the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti - 2012
Also available from: www.crsprogramquality.org
CRS’s experiences  in planning and implementing its urban transitional shelter response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


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CRS - Philippines

CRS, Learning From Urban Transitional Settlement Response in the Philippines: Housing, Land and Property - 2012
Also Available from: www.crsprogramquality.org
Reflections and questions to ask to improve future transitional settlement and land programs


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H4H case studies Habitat for humanity Disaster Response Shelter Catalogue, 2012
Also Available from: www.habitat.org
Case studies from Habitat for Humanity's distaster response operations.
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transitional shelters 8 designs

IFRC, Transitional Shelter: Eight Designs, 2011
Also available from: www.shelterprojects.org
A review of risks in shelter construction and detailed structural analysis of eight different transitional shelter designs that have been used in the field in large scale projects.


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Post-disaster shelter: Ten Designs

IFRC, Post-disaster Shelter: Ten Designs, 2013
Also available from: www.Shelterprojects.org
A review of risks in shelter construction and detailed structural analysis of ten post-disaster shelter designs that have been used in the field in large scale projects.


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SDC cash projects

SDC - Cash transfer Projects
www.sdc-cashprojects.ch
Compilation of cash projects by SDC. Includes shelter case studies.


Brick markets in West Sumatra

Rick Bauer and Jonathan Brass, Oxfam GB, Brick Markets in West Sumatra after the 30 September 2009 Earthquake, an inter-agency assessment of issues in brick supply and demand 16 –19 October 2009 Pariaman and Padang Districts - West Sumatra.


Abri Transitionnel (T-shelter) Sacca David, Abri Transitionnel (T-shelter), Cahier des Charges, Handicap International, Département Action d’Urgence, Haïti 2010-11.
Available from www.humanitarianlibrary.org
red card program Scott DiPretoro, American Red Cross, RED Card Program (Repair and Development) Chile Earthquake 2010, Beneficiary Satisfaction and Program Evaluation, 2011.