Prototyping the first Better Shelter RHUs in Ethiopia

Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: 2013
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 0-50
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Design & Planning, Capacity Building, Communications

With the support of UNHCR, the Dollo Ado camp for Somalian refugees in Ethiopia was chosen as the test site for the earliest shelter prototypes. The results of the test were positive, as the shelters held up and were reviewed positively by the refugees, who also provided invaluable feedback for improvements.

In 2013, the first Better Shelter Relief Housing Unit (RHU) prototypes were completed and tested in real conditions.

Read more about the situation here.