Shelter is more than just 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. Learn more about the effects of shelter in the Wider impacts of humanitarian shelter and settlements assistance: Key findings report by Interaction.

Safety and dignity

Offers safety and dignity in displacement


As a space for physical and mental healing


As a foundation for livelihood opportunities


Enhances community cohesion 


Increases resilience to environmental or conflict risks

Our work in shelter