linkslinks this page contains a series of links to shelter related websites

governmental / intergovernmental agencies             top
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent movement the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. This comprises:
    • ICRC - International Commitee of the Red Cross. an international organisation whose mandate is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It is involved in shelter.
    • Federation of the Red Cross - International Federation of the Red Cross. The federation of national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies
  • Swiss Disaster Relief Unit Swiss governmental agency for the mitigation and response to disasters.
  • ECHO Humanitarian Aid Office of the european union
  • PAHO Pan American Health Organization
  • United Nations Main United Nations website. UN agencies relevant to refugees and shelter are:
    • OCHA Organisation for the coordination of humanitarian affars. Coordinates actions of un agencies and NGOs.
    • UNHCR - United Nations High Commision for Refugees - united nations agency responsible for refugee - strong involvement in shelter, as well as many other issues relating to refugees
    • UNICEF - United Nations Childrens Fund. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. It is involved in some shelter in relation to children.
    • IOMinternational Organisation for Migration - has noticable involvement in shelter
    • UNCHS - United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - A UN agency for habitat.
    • UNDP United Nations Development Program.
    • UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
    • WFP World Food Program
    • World Health Organization World Health Organisation

NGOS- non governmental organisations             top
  • ACTED- Agency for technical cooperation and development - a french humanitarian organisation setting up emergency, rehabilitation and development projects in countries in crisis - involved in shelter projects.
  • CARE CARE Is a US based NGO whose projects are focused at the family and community levels.
  • Christian Aid An agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland, Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, regardless of religion. It strives for a new world transformed by an end to poverty and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor.
  • Disasters Emergency Committee A committee of agencies and ngos involved in humanitarian response to disasters.
  • HMD Response HMD Response is a British-based charity working for victims of violent conflict.
  • GOAL GOAL works towards ensuring that those poorest and most vulnerable in our world, and / or those who are affected by humanitarian crises, have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, ie. to food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education. It is non denominational, non governmental and non political
  • InterAction American council for voluntary international action.
  • International Health Exchange A UK-based charity helping to recruit experienced health workers for developing countries
  • IRC - International Rescue Committee The IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence.
  • LWF - Lutheran World Federation The LWF acts on behalf of its member churches in areas of common interest such as ecumenical relations, theology, humanitarian assistance, human rights, communication, and the various aspects of mission and development work.
  • Mercy Corps International International family of NGOs. involved in relief and development projects.
  • MSF - Medecins Sans Frontiers - International medical NGO. MSF does have some involved in shelter and construction - particularly in relation to field hospitals and supply infrastructure.
  • Oxfam - an international NGO specialising in water and sanitaion and food aid. Also involved in shelter
  • RedR Engineers for Disaster Relief: training, support and placement serveice for relief workers. runs a construction in emergency course aimed at relief workers
  • The Save the Children Fund
  • Sphere Project Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster out. Guidelines in all sectors including shelter for humanitaran relief workers to aim towards
  • Merlin medical NGO

shelter systems and manufacturers             top
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Links to shelter research             top
  • RSC documentation centre
  • Journal of Humanitarian Assistance - to facilitate communication between the many diverse practitioners and analysts who comprise the community of humanitarian actors. Contains articles and resources on all aspects of humanitarian work, including shelter.
  • EPIX - to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among Canadian and international public and private sector organizations about the prevention of, preparation for, recovery from and/or mitigation of risk associated with natural and socio-technological disasters
  • HPN (formerly RRN) humanitarian practice network - a branch of the ODI. an information and analysis provider - a branch of the ODI(overseas development institute). publishers of Temporary Human Settlement Planning for Displaced Populations in Emergencies by A. Chalinder (1998)
  • RefSettle: shelter provision and settlement policies for the refugees An excellent website about information, dissemination, communication for refugee settlement planning the links section is espectially useful.
  • University of York Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU)

projects             top

news             top
  • forum for sharing ideas and best practice between aidworkers
  • AlertNet news for relief workers
  • BBC news Latest news from the british broadcasting corporation
  • CNN Interactive latest news from the CNN webste
  • Humanitarian Times
  • ICG The International Crisis Group (ICG) is a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community
  • Oneworld international news and views relating including the work of ngos
  • ReliefWeb Up to date website containing news, vacancies and vacancies in the humanitarian relif sector

other stuff             top


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