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