What we do

Together with partners, we offer dignity and protection throughout the duration of displacement where our structures are needed the most. Within our shelter system, we offer two options based on the modular frame, adapted to different responses, situations and requirements: the RHU and RHU Structure.

Our activities

Humanitarian relief

We distribute shelter worldwide, which can be upgraded or upcycled according to individual needs or local traditions.

Research & development

We conduct research into shelter responses in emergency and protracted displacement situations with partners.

Technical support

We support our partners throughout the planning, capacity building and assurance phases of their shelter programs.

Advocacy & reporting

We advocate for increased safety and protection of displaced communities and for improved living standards in camps.

Our approach

Humanitarian shelter is a habitable dwelling that provides a safe, healthy and dignified living environment for people affected by disaster and conflict. Our work, focused on sheltering in all phases of emergency and recovery response, is guided by the shelter approaches explored by sector academics and practitioners in various published case studies. As a form of humanitarian shelter, we adopt an approach which builds on the ‘transitional tent’ and ‘transitional shelter’ concepts introduced by Shelter Centre.

The transitional approach anticipates relocation and can provide immediate and continuous support as reconstruction efforts continue. The incremental process of our approach aims to better understand the needs of transitional tents and shelter by adding the reuse of materials for long-term housing, opening the prospect for reparability and promoting a positive impact on the environment.

Our partners

Our impact is achieved through strong partnerships with NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. See who we partner with and learn more about how we collaborate!