Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Shelter after Disaster: Strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction

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DFID, Department for International Development,Shelter Centre,UNOCHA, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

These guidelines, Shelter After Disaster, are the revision of the key publication Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance, published in 1982 by the office of the United Nation Disaster Relief Coordinators (now United Nations / Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).  They are intended to support the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in shelter after disaster, including the affected population and especially governments.  

The approach taken in these guidelines that is intended for use by all stakeholders is for ‘transitional settlement’ for displaced populations and ‘transitional reconstruction’ for non-displaced and returned populations, building upon previous humanitarian guidance from the United Nations, World Bank and humanitarian non-governmental agencies.  

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