In February 2023, several strong earthquakes struck southern Türkiye and northwest Syria.
Millions lost their homes, and over 59,000 people died.
We shipped 5000 shelters to partners within weeks, supported by the IKEA Foundation.

One year since the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes

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Refuge for Sudanese
people seeking
safety in Chad

Months after the outbreak of violence in Sudan, and over 350,000 Sudanese had crossed the border seeking refuge in Chad.
Responding to the emergency at the border,
UNHCR installed the first Relief Housing Units to shelter the growing number of refugees.

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In collaboration with local and global partners, Better Shelter provides shelter as temporary homes for displaced families to live in safely, and infrastructure to promote improved health, protection and education.

Safe and dignified temporary shelter for use in conflicts, after disasters, and to combat homelessness.

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

With our shelters serving as classrooms and libraries, partners ensure continuing education activities in camps.

Our structures can become private, safe spaces for community and early childhood development.

Our impact

80

We have delivered shelters in more than 80 countries worldwide.

90,000

shelters serve as temporary homes, clinics, classrooms and community buildings.

450,000

We have improved the living conditions of more than 450,000 people in displacement.

About us

We are a humanitarian non profit organisation with a mission to develop temporary shelters that offer displaced people safety and dignity on their path toward a life in peace in a permanent home. 

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