Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter: A UNHCR Strategy 2014-2018

As a core component of UNHCR’s protection and solutions mandate, this Strategy promotes a holistic approach to settlement and shelter responses adapted to the local context in which the refugees live. It provides a dynamic framework for UNHCR and its partners, relevant from contingency planning and preparedness to protracted situations and solutions. The Strategy will bring faster, more effective and innovative settlement and shelter solutions anchoring the refugee presence within the broader context of national and local development plans, fostering an integrated social and economic way of life.