Protection is the humanitarian priority

Whether in response to displacement caused by natural disasters or violent conflict, we have supported missions in some of the most severe crisis situations in the world. One of the key functions of our shelters is to ensure that its residents are safe and protected so that they can live in peace and work towards their vision for the future.

Resulting from rigorous multi-hazard risk assessments, our shelters are equipped with several features which mitigate security risks and strengthens protections for its residents, with particular attention to the most vulnerable subgroups.

From Ukrainians fleeing the growing threat of war, to the hundreds of thousands who cross the unforgiving Darién gap, our relief units have ensured that the most vulnerable have access to critical protection services.

Features to protect all, leaving nobody behind

All shelters have lockable doors to maintain a sense of privacy and to prevent the occurrence of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). The shelters and our support in shelter planning are designed to unite families and communities by reducing the effects of overcrowding, where closely grouped communal shelters increase the risk of SGBV. The shelters also help to reduce the unequal distribution of non-food items (NFIs) for those who are often omitted, including women, children, older persons, persons with disabilities and LGBTI persons by accounting them in all programming.

Whether in crisis caused by conflict or disaster,
our support ensures that shelters are durable for the entire duration of displacement.

Learn more about our partner support, working around the world in various contexts.

Our work in protection

For over ten years, we have supplied our humanitarian partners on the field with shelters in support of their post conflict and post disaster missions. Discover our projects in over 70 countries, focused on bringing the effects of protection to reality.

“In May, we received a temporary house from UNHCR…At least I can give new life to the bits and pieces of my ruined house.”

Oksana, resident of Nalyvaikivka, Ukraine

Get in touch

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