Shelter Projects 2010
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UN-Habitat | UNHCR | IFRC

Shelter projects 2010

By the end of 2010, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2010, over 400 natural disasters were reported killing over 300,000 people and affecting more than 300 million people. This made it the second worst year since 1980. The corresponding scale of global shelter need has required a diversity of approaches that go beyond simple design solutions. Spanning humanitarian responses from over 100 years, Shelter Projects 2010 is the third annual compilation of shelter programmes.

The project summaries included aim to illustrate some of the project options available to organisations working in both post-disaster and post-conflict situations, as well as to support learning from the strengths and weaknesses of different projects. The focus of this book is on projects that maximise emergency response funds to support sustainable recovery.