Shade Nets: Use, deployment and procurement of shade netting in humanitarian relief environments

In hot climates, shade offers protection from overheating and UV radiation. It can protect people and structures, as well as suporting the effective use of external spaces. The use of fencing in security, privacy, windbreaks and organisation of crowds is invaluable in emergency operations. This booklet provides advice on the range of applications and benefits of using shade net in the transitional settlement and shelter of communities affected by natural disasters and conflicts, whether in camps or self-settled.