References

This page contains a list of key shelter documents. Clicking on the Images will link to the files on the website or will link to external sites.

Videos

ifrc shelter video channel bit.ly/ifrcshelter
IFRC Shelter video channel
Red Cross Red Crescent videos related to emergency shelter

Statistics and background

emdat.be

General statistics and case study  related information
CRED, EM-DAT disaster database
www.emdat.be
Global database of world disasters


IFRC-WDR

IFRC, World Disasters Report, 2011 - Focus on hunger and malnutrition
IFRC, World Disasters Report, 2010 - Urban Risk
Available from www.ifrc.org
Annual report providing a global overview of disaster trends


reliefweb.int

IFRC, reports
Available from reliefweb.int
These include Appeals, Operational  updates, final, mid year and annual reports


internal-displacement.org

IDMC/ NRC, Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence, April 2012
Available from www.internal-displacement.org
overview of IDP issues.


relieffweb.int

OCHA, Sitreps,
Available from reliefweb.int
Situation reports on major responses. Where possible these have been used for response timeline data and figures for the number of houses damaged


unocha.org

OCHA appeal documents www.unocha.org/cap
Financial appeals, action plans and reviews with narratives for OCHA coordinated responses.


unhcr-report

UNHCR, Global Trends 2011
Available from www.unhcr.org
Annual summary of global statistics relating to refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR.


Websites

disasterassessment.orgt webpage

www.disasterassessment.org
A site where members of the disaster management community can meet to exchange tools and case studies related to disaster risk assessment.


humanitarianresponse.info

www.humanitarianresponse.info
Humanitarian Response aims to be the central website for Information Management tools and services, enabling information exchange among operational responders during either a protracted or sudden onset emergency


IFRC catalogue home page

procurement.ifrc.org/catalogue/
IFRC/ICRC Emergency relief items catalogue - website
Detailed specifications of all items commonly used by IFRC and ICRC


relief web home page

www.reliefweb.int
Up to date information on complex emergencies and natural disasters as well as an archive of information, field reports and situation reports from emergencies since 1996. OCHA situation reports (sitreps) and IFRC appeal documents and operations updates have been of particular use in compiling these case studies.


shelter centre / library

www.shelterlibrary.org
A library of free documents relating to transitional settlement and reconstruction.


sheltercluster.org

www.sheltercluster.org
Home page of the global shelter cluster - the coordination mechanism for shelter responses. Contains links to individual responses, including strategy documents.


Sphere Project home page

www.sphereproject.org
Download the sphere handbook, find information on trainings and other activities from the Sphere Project. The Sphere Project aims to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.


unhcr data data.unhcr.org/portfolio/
UNHCR Data portals : data.unhcr.org/horn-of-africa data.unhcr.org/MaliSituation data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees
Regional response portals for individual refugee related responses.

General Documents

EMMA toolkit

Mike Albu, The Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis Toolkit, 2010
Available from: www.emma-toolkit.org
A toolkit designed for generalists, as well as specialist staff on how to conduct an emergency market mapping analysis.


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ODI HPN #43

Sultan Barakat, HPN Network paper 043, Housing reconstruction after conflict and disaster, ODI, 2003
Also Available from: www.odihpn.org
Review of housing reconstruction  experiences and approaches.


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camp management toolkit

Camp management project, Camp Management Toolkit, 2008
Also Available from:www.nrc.no/camp
A comprehensive field manual for camp management organisations and stakeholders involved in camp operations.


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Transitional settelemnt displaced populations

Corsellis and Vitale, Transitional Settlement: Displaced Populations, Oxfam publishing, 2005
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
Guidelines for the strategic planning and implemention of settlement responses for displaced populations.


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CRS, Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects, 2013
Also Available from: www.crsprogramquality.org
Step-by-step guide on management of owner-driven and contractor-built construction.


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selecting nfis for shelter cover

IASC, Shelter Centre, Selecting NFIs for shelter, 2008
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
Provides information, case studies and guidance on how to choose the best items to distribute to those affected by natural disaster or conflict.


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IFRC cash guidelines

ICRC/IFRC Guidelines for cash transfer programming, 2007
Also Available from: www.ifrc.org
Provides information on when and how to distribute cash in disaster response.


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IFRC assessment guidelines

IFRC, Guidelines for assessment in emergencies, 2008
Also Available from: www.ifrc.org
Practical information and guidance on how to conduct assessments in emergencies.


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IFRC Owner Driven Housing Reconstruction Guidelines (ODHR), 2010
Also Available from: www.ifrc.org
Guidance on the planning and implementation of assisted self help reconstruction projects.


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IFRC Owner Driven Housing Reconstruction Guidelines (ODHR), 2010
Also Available from: www.ifrc.org
Guidance on the planning and implementation of assisted self help reconstruction projects.


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plastic sheeting

IFRC, Oxfam GB, Plastic sheeting, 2007
Also Available from: www.plastic-sheeting.org
A guide to the use and specification of plastic sheeting in humanitarian relief, 2007. An illustrated booklet on when and how to use plastic sheeting most effectively in emergencies.


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IFRC shelter kit

IFRC, The IFRC shelter kit, 2010
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
A guide on the IFRC shelter kit and how to use it.


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LEGS

IFRC, The IFRC shelter kit, 2010
Also Available from: www.livestock-emergency.net
Guidelines and standards relating to livestock in emergencies.


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urban shelter guidelines

NRC, Shelter Centre, Urban Shelter Guidelines, 2010
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
General guidance for urban humanitarian response.


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shelter after disaster

Shelter Centre, UN, DfID, Shelter after disaster - Strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction, 2010
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
A book containing information and guidance on how to agree strategies for reconstruction after natural disasters. contains description of the types of shelter programmes that organisations can implement.


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Sphere Project, Sphere - Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response, 2011
Also Available from: www.sphereproject.org
Contains consensus standards agreed among major humanitarian organisations for key sectors, including shelter and settlement. It also contains actions, indicators and guidance notes as to whether standards have been achieved.


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UNHCR handbook

UNDRO, (now UNOCHA), Davis, I., Shelter After Disaster, Guidelines for Assistance, 1982
Also Available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
Guidelines and description of shelter provision in all aspects of natural disasters (from preparedness to reconstruction).


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land guidelines

UNHABITAT, Land and Natural Disasters - Guidance for Practitioners, 2010
Also available from: www.disasterassessment.org or from www.unhabitat.org
A book containing guidance on land issues following natural disasters.


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UNHCR handbook

UNHCR, Handbook for Emergencies, Third Edition, 2007
Also available from: www.unhcr.org
A book containing guidance on the management and all the key sectors in refugee emergencies.


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tents

UNICEF, Compendium of Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS): Design and practice in emergencies 2011
Designs and guidance on the construction of temporary learning spaces.


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tents

UN/OCHA, Tents - A guide to the use and logistics of tents in humanitarian relief, 2004
Also available from: www.shelterlibrary.org
A booklet describing when and how to use tents as well how to support those living in them to best adapt them to meet their needs.


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timber UN/OCHA / IFRC / CARE International, Timber as a construction material in humanitarian operations, 2009
Alos available from: www.humanitariantimber.org
An illustrated booklet on how to source and use timber for the construction of basic structures.
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Case studies

Shelter Projects 2010

UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2010
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1906 and 2010. Includes many different types of response.


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shelter projects 2009

UNHABITAT, IFRC, Shelter Projects 2009
Case studies of shelter projects implemented between 1945 and 2009. Includes many different types of response.


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shelter projects 2008

UNHABITAT, IFRC, UNHCR, Shelter Projects 2008
More case studies.  Stee also UNHABITAT,  IFRC, Shelter  Projects  2009.



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CRS- Haiti

CRS, Learning From the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti - 2012 Also Available from: www.crsprogramquality.org
CRS’s experiences  in planning and implementing its urban transitional shelter response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


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CRS - Philippines

CRS, Learning From Urban Transitional Settlement Response in the Philippines: Housing, Land and Property - 2012
Also Available from: www.crsprogramquality.org
Reflections and questions to ask to improve future transitional settlement and land programs


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H4H case studies Habitat for humanity Disaster Response Shelter Catalogue, 2012
Also Available from: www.habitat.org
Case studies from Habitat for Humanity's distaster response operations.
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transitional shelters 8 designs

IFRC, Transitional Shelter: Eight Designs, 2011
Also Available from: www.ShelterCaseStudies.org
A review of risks in shelter construction and detailed structural analysis of eight different transitional shelters designs that have been used in the field in large scale projects.


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SDC cash projects

SDC - Cash transfer Projects
www.sdc-cashprojects.ch
Compilation of cash projects by SDC. Includes shelter case studies.


Rick Bauer and Jonathan Brass, Oxfam GB, Brick Markets in West Sumatra after the 30 September 2009 Earthquake, an inter-agency assessment of issues in brick supply and demand 16 –19 October 2009 Pariaman and Padang Districts - West Sumatra.
Available from www.cashlearning.org


Sacca David, Abri Transitionnel (T-shelter), Cahier des Charges, Handicap International, Département Action d’Urgence, Haïti 2010-11.
Available from www.sheltercentre.org
Scott DiPretoro, American Red Cross, RED Card Program (Repair and Development) Chile Earthquake 2010, Beneficiary Satisfaction and Program Evaluation, 2011.
Available from www.cashlearning.org