Description of humanitarian shelter and settlements sector activities

The objective of humanitarian S&S assistance is to ensure access to safe and appropriate living spaces in neighborhoods where affected households can resume critical social and livelihoods activities. This report is a "Description of Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Sector Activities" produced by USAID/OFDA.
There are two main types of humanitarian S&S assistance: the provision of emergency and transitional shelter activities.
Humanitarian emergency and transitional S&S assistance interventions share three main characteristics:
Consistency with internationally recognized guidelines such as the Sphere Project, including provision of minimally adequate space, whenever possible.
Reduction of the social and economic impact of present and future disasters through integration of DRR measures into S&S activities.
Reflection of the particular needs of affected households, especially those considered most vulnerable (e. g. elderly, handicapped, female-headed, orphan-headed, etc. ) in S&S activities.