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In pictures: Covid-19 response

18 Jan 2021 Since the spring of 2020, we have been supporting partners with infrastructure for frontline staff and patients. Last year, we shipped out nearly 3000 units to Covid-19 response programs in 22 countries. Here, they serve as information hubs, quarantine…

Introducing Structure – a Better Shelter initiative.

Top image: Vijeesh and Gopika in front of their Structure in Kerala, India, November 2020. © Sameer Raichur Happy New Year. When looking back on last year, our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones, jobs and income during the pandemic, and with frontline workers who have been working tirelessly…

SYRIA: 52 RHUs donated to tackle Covid-19

Six quarantine centres for Covid-19 patients are being built across Syria. The country, torn by an almost decade-long war, has reported confirmed cases of the virus, and on March 29, the authorities in Syria announced the first confirmed Covid-19-related death.…

COVID-19: Better Shelter responds to a global outbreak

Humanitarian organisations are implementing RHUs in their coronavirus outbreak responses around the world. The modular design of the structures can be altered to suit different requirements and has proven suitable as a temporary health infrastructure in various contexts. The UN Refugee Agency,…

SENEGAL: 376 shelters delivered to UNOPS

As part of the Saint-Louis Emergency Recovery and Resilience Project (SERRP) financed by the World Bank, the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in cooperation with the national agency in Saint-Louis (L’Agence de Développement municipal, ADM), supports the Government of…

MEXICO: GRM treat patients in RHUs

In Matamoros in Mexico, on the banks of the Rio Grande river, lies a refugee camp with around 2500 asylum seekers from different parts of Central America. They are all waiting for their asylum cases to be processed by US…

Happy New Year from the Better Shelter team!

We wish all our partners and supporters a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year! Highlights from the year: LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE, AFRICA and ASIA: In 2019 alone, we delivered more than 15,000 shelters to four continents. INDONESIA: 181…