Shelter is more than four walls and a roof

For people affected by conflict or disasters, shelter plays a critical role in supporting their journey towards a hopeful future. We believe that shelter is a powerful tool that fosters safety and dignity, healing, livelihood, community and resilience.

Our shelters are the building blocks to a transitional life of dignity and hope for vulnerable persons in a shared situation of displacement.

Learn more about our approach to sheltering.

The effects of shelter

Discover the effects that safe and dignified shelters have on the communities we support around the world.

Safety and dignity

To affirm the right to adequate housing for all, no matter the person’s background or displacement situation.

Healing

As a space for physical and mental healing, to support trauma recovery with privacy and relief.

Livelihoods

As a foundation for opportunities, ensuring possibilities to secure a means of living are explored to support a life in, and after displacement.

Community

Enhancing cohesion between diverse people groups, fostering a safe and respectful living environment for all.

Resilience

To be more aware of disaster and conflict risks, reducing the impact of new and repeat hazards through mitigation and resilience.

A shelter is a critical survival mechanism that should offer safety and dignity until a permanent home in peace becomes available.

Learn more about the values and principles that guide us in providing safe and dignified shelters to our most vulnerable populations in displacement.

Our work in shelter

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, and missions to alleviate urban homelessness. Discover our projects in over 70 countries, focused on bringing the effects of shelter to reality.

I know that in my heart when I leave here, I’m going to miss this little house in a certain way because at a time when I needed it, it was there.

Robert Baptiste, Resident of the Esperanza Community, Texas, United States

Get in touch

Contact our support team of humanitarian-focused specialists to learn more about our activities in shelter, and stay in touch with our socials for the latest news.

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