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This collection includes a diverse range of documents on assessments related to Area-based approaches in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.   This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents

This collection includes a diverse range of documents related to Area-based coordination in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.  This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents.

This collection includes a diverse range of documents on implementing Area-based approaches in humanitarian response, including case studies and guidance, toolkits and frameworks. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.   This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents

This collection includes a diverse range of documents considered to be core reading on Area-based approaches in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.     This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents

This Collection of Shelter Training sessions relates to camp and shelter operations, including: Transit and influx management; Site selection and camp planning; Transitional shelter; Planning a camp; Implementing settlement programmes. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

This Collection of Shelter Training sessions relates to protection and capacity building in shelter operations, including: Using laws, standards and principles; Resource management; Training of trainers, part 1; Training of trainers, part 2; Land rights and protection. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

This collection of shelter training sessions relates to planning humanitarian shelter operations including: Developing a shelter strategy; Climatic design; Seasons, capacities and funding; Participations; Beneficiary identification; Developing NFI distribution. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

Author: Moses Sikuku
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

This collection highlights how energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and gender-based violence against women in refugee camps and internally displaced person settlements. For example, by introducing solar lamps and energy efficient cooking stoves you can promote energy efficiency and lessen the need for people to have to go out and to collect firewood. Further, the private sector can play an important role here by improving energy access in the camps. This collection was compiled by Shelter Centre Intern, Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi.  

This collection includes materials and practices to reduce the physical vulnerability of infrastructure in order to foster their resilience to natural hazards and the anticipated impacts of climate variability. This collection was made by Shelter Centre Intern (Mbia Eloundou Boris).

Author: Shabiti Sevenska Mike
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

In this collection, you will find a series of documents focused on understanding community resilience after conflict and disaster. The areas covered range from, environmental risks and sustainability, community resilience, disaster risk management, private sector engagement, urban disasters and redevelopment, coping with floods, disease management, environmental sustainability, and mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the education sector. These documents come from a variety of sources, mainly in South East Asia and South Asia, but also Haiti.

According to SPHERE core standard 3: Assessment  is "The priority needs of the disaster-affected population are identified through a systematic assessment of the context, risks to life with dignity and the capacity of the affected people and relevant authorities to respond". In this collection you will find resources for WASH in emergencies, minimum requirements, sanitation guidelines and community resilience assessment tools.

Sector(s): Early Recovery
Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.

Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

Planning for recovery is integral to preparing for emergencies and as such, in support of the Recovery Plan. These guidelines and supporting documents are available to assist agencies in their recovery efforts. This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering, to Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources, and to Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike for supplying the photos.

Damage Assessments are a preliminary onsite evaluation used in the aftermath of conflicts or natural hazards. The assessment is performed to record the extent of damage and to appraise what can be replaced, restored or salvaged. Further, it may also be used to estimate the time required to complete tasks. Damage assessments are integral to facilitating effective and efficient responses to relief operations such as evacuation, shelter, search and rescue and mass casualty management. This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources. 

Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

In this Collection, there is guidance for building reconstruction and repairs to mitigate the effects of blasts and explosives. The items here cover, determining the blast load on structures, risk and design threats to resist explosives, the effect of blast loads on reinforced concrete, and guidance to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks. This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering, to Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources, and to Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike for supplying the photos. 

Sector(s): Early Recovery
Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

Humanitarian assistance methods vary depending on the context, type of disaster, local capacity, scale and the availability of resources. After a disaster, the goal of humanitarian shelter solutions is to save lives and set the path for safe and sustainable reconstruction. The emergency or relief phase is instrumental in orientating the recovery phase, to integrate risk reduction strategies, such as reducing housing vulnerabilities. While, the needs and preferences of the local population can be used to drive the process and achieve the objective of building safer and more resilient communities. This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.  

Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

The term ‘self-recovery’ in the humanitarian shelter sector refers to the process where disaster-affected households repair, build or rebuild their shelter themselves or through local builders. However, as a process, it is little understood.This Collection is part of the Post-Conflict Engineering initiative aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. Post-conflict engineering to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes. Develop a technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings. Create a self-recovery guide for post-conflict building repair and rehabilitation. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.

This collection highlights the threats posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war. It highlights on the importance of communities living in a safe environment condusive to development and where the needs of victims of mine action are met.  Mine action documents were compiled by Deniese Dennis and collection compiled by shelter centre interns (Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Enock Namwoyo, Mike Shabiti Shevenska, Mushtaq Ahmed and Ibrahim Dibal).

These resources explore the linkages between the quality of where people live and impacts upon their health, also linking to protection concerns, collated by Deniese Dennis. Mike Shabiti Sevenska is focal point for the Collection, responding to comments. Upload was undertaken by the Shelter Centre team: Bertha Naliaka, Enock Namwoyo, Ibrahim Dibal, Mbia Eloundou Boris, Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Mushtaq Ahmad.

A collection of guidance material and tools to enable the identification and management of fire risk in settlements and vulnerable communities, with the aim of prevention, risk minimisation, or effective treatment. 

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