CRS first began emergency shelter programming in the Darfur region of Sudan soon after the outbreak of the conflict in 2005 and has continued providing uninterrupted support ever since, due to the complex nature of the protracted conflict. While CRS and other humanitarian actors have supported ongoing emergency shelter to families uprooted and internally displaced by the conflict, the approaches to providing a safe living environment have progressed over time given the evolving local context and security situation. However, what remained constant was the need for a safe home for the most vulnerable families caught up in this devastating conflict. CRS shelter programming focuses on three components:1. Provision of shelter construction material.2. Training for shelter committees on construction and hazard mitigation.3. Building capacity of national implementing partners.