Syria: Critical lack of adequate shelter and non-food items differs across geographical areas and population groups

As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, protracted displacement and the escalation of conflict across the country have dramatically reduced the availability of safe and adequate shelter. The aggravation of security conditions and the scarcity of livelihood opportunities, similarly, Read more…

OPT: Assessment of shelter response finds assistance largely successful, despite persistent needs

In July and August 2014, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), especially the Gaza Strip, witnessed unprecedented conflict and destruction of housing. Over the past two years, donors and aid actors have made significant efforts to provide humanitarian shelter assistance to Read more…

Afghanistan: Evaluating 2015 earthquake emergency shelter response to improve future post-disaster programmes

In October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Badakhshan province, leaving over a hundred dead and tens of thousands displaced across Afghanistan’s most mountainous region. The earthquake struck during the lead up to winter, which only exacerbated the need to Read more…

Somalia: Assessing internal displacement to inform urgent humanitarian response in Kismayo area

The year 2016 has seen a continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia. Following three failed rain seasons, which aggravated the already severe drought conditions, and the Government of Kenya’s initial decision to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee Read more…