Our relief units

Our modular relief units offer residents safety and dignity. While temporary, they meet the basic needs of daily living and can be upgraded and upcycled.

RHU

A resistant shelter that arrives with all parts in a flatpack and is easy to assemble for immediate safety and dignity in emergency response.

RHU Structure

A robust shelter frame that lets residents make incremental upgrades with local material and use it throughout the duration of displacement.

Support

Whether responding to a disaster or a conflict, in camps or in urban settings, we support during project preparation, implementation and maintenance. 

Shelter exceeds the notion of four walls and a roof. A shelter should not only be a secure space where families can be together and cope with the trauma of displacement. It should also serve as a foundation for physical and mental healing, education, livelihood and protection.​​ Our shelters’ 17.5m2 steel frame foundation can be installed by four people in a few hours and without the use of tools.

With the capacity to shelter up to five persons, the interior usage can be adapted from its initial purpose as a temporary family accommodation into clinics, classrooms or as a centre for community activities. Within this shelter system, we offer two shelter options based on the modular frame, adapted to different situations and requirements: the Relief Housing Unit (RHU) and RHU Structure.

Our approach

Our system of shelters can be quickly deployed in the aftermath of a disaster to offer immediate protection. They provide long-term safety and dignity in protracted situations. They allow for incremental upgrading, reinforce what is locally available, and can be repurposed and recycled over time.

Deploy

Upgrade

Upcycle

Emergency

0 to 6 months

All-in-a-box shelter

Rapid distribution

Assembled in a matter of hours

Immediate safety and dignity in an emergency.

Protracted crisis

6 months to 10+ years

Upgrade with local materials

Adapt to local culture and environment

Repair

Recovery

3 to 10+ years

Kick-start recovery efforts

Reuse

Repurpose

Recycle

Our focus

Shelter

We offer safe and dignified temporary shelter for use in conflicts, after disasters and to combat homelessness.

Health

Our structures serve as health facilities to support existing infrastructure, and as temporary services in camps and settlements.

Education

With our shelters serving as classrooms and libraries, partners can ensure the continuation of education activities in camps.

Protection

Our structures can be turned into private, safe spaces for community development and early childhood development.

Applications

We collaborate with partners within the shelter, health, education and protection sectors. We thereby not only offer shelter for families to live safely in. We also deploy structures that serve as community buildings and classrooms to facilitate education and development for schoolchildren in displacement. 

Medical NGOs save lives and reduce suffering by offering vital care in thousands of our structures. See who we partner with and how you can get involved.

Resources

Partner with us

We support our humanitarian partners around the world in their relief missions to provide safety and dignity for displaced populations. Contact our Partnerships Management Team to learn more about becoming a partner.

Lucia Arias Kapetinic

Partnerships Manager (Americas, Africa, Europe)

Antony Merjan

Partnerships Manager (MENA, Asia and the Pacific)