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Märta Terne

UGANDA: 768 shelters delivered to UNHCR

South Sudan: 4.3 million people have fled their homes to escape raging violence and severe food shortages, due to years of political and economic chaos and drought. More than 854,000 South Sudanese people currently live as refugees in Uganda, where Better Shelter recently supported UNHCR with shelter assembly training in…

BRAZIL: 1476 shelters delivered to UNHCR

Yessenia Guarique, 32, and her husband left Venezuela because of the country’s increasing food shortage. Yessenia currently lives in Rondon III camp in Brazil with their three children, Crisbelles Marinho, 12, Valeria, 9, and Victoria, 1. Crisbelles who has cerebral…

BANGLADESH: 200 shelters delivered to UNHCR

UNHCR has together with its partner, the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC, distributed 200 Better Shelter units to the host community in Cox’s Bazar following two weeks of continuous rainfall in August, which flooded and destroyed many houses in the southern part…

SWEDEN: See you at Bokmässan!

Av världens 7,1 miljoner flyktingar i skolåldern saknar i dag 3,7 miljoner – mer än hälften – möjlighet att gå i skolan. Skolgång påverkar dramatiskt barnens möjligheter i livet – utbildning minskar risken att leva i fattigdom, rekryteras som barnsoldat…

IRAQ: 113 shelters delivered to HEKS/EPER

8 million Iraqis have been left displaced and much of the country has been destroyed (primarily concentrated in the urban areas in Ninewah and Western Anbar) due to several years of conflict and the collapse of the Islamic State. Today,…

SWEDEN: See you in Almedalen!

Better Shelter will participate in the annual Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland in Sweden. Almedalen Week is a democratic meeting place for everyone – a place for dialogue, exchange and unexpected meetings with the aim to develop our society. More info…

UN GLOBAL COMPACT: Towards a sustainable future

The World Bank reported last year that if no climate actions are taken, there will be 143 million “internal climate migrants” across Sub-saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America by 2050. However, if we start making (drastic) changes now, the…

ITALY: La Biennale di Venezia

Exhibition: Rothko in Lampedusa in collaboration with UNHCR. Location: Palazzo Querini, Dorsoduro 2691, 30123 Venice Opening hours: May 11th to November 24th, 10:00 – 18:00 (closed Monday)  Curators: Francesca Giubilei + Luca Berta Artists: Adel Abdessemed, Majid Adin, Christian Boltanski, Rasha Deeb,…