What is a shelter?

What is a shelter?

Purpose:

The powerpoint presentation was delivered in AHA Center of Excellence (ACE) Programme in 2015, to the members of National Disaster Management Offices of ASEAN State members. AHA Center stands for ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance.

The presentation covers shelter definition, things to consider, shelter cluster: coordination, challenges, functions, roles, activities.

Overview:

The presentation highlights Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies approach:

  • Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies are usually the first responders after a disaster delivering emergency relief – food, Non-food items (NFI) and first aid support.
  • As part of the emergency relief National Societies implement a wide range shelter responses including tents, tarpaulins and household NFI.
  • Often National Societies are also part of longer term recovery programmes which include repairing and rebuilding permanent houses.

The presentation also describes the role IFRC takes as Shelter Cluster “convener”, its objectives, functions and coordination.

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society staff

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: April 28, 2015
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 2.13
Country: Regional

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Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Guidance on Housing

Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Guidance on Housing

Purpose:

The ‘Toolkit’ is targeted at practitioners responsible for implementing recovery programmes, their objective to provide a ‘how to’ guide on development, implementing and managing complex post-disaster recovery programmes. It has been developed by the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Steering Committee (TGLLP-SC) in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC).

Overview:

Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.

The TGLLP Disaster Recovery Toolkit contains six books that can be downloaded here:

Usage: Guidance for project implementation

Audience: Technical staff, Volunteers

Reference: 2015, Disaster Recovery Toolkit, Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project www.adpc.net/tgllp/drt

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Publication date: January 1, 2015
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 2.8
Country: Regional
Resource type: Guidelines, Toolkit

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Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience | 22-23 November 2016 | Manila, Philippines

Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience

Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) held national level rollout of the recently developed IFRC pilot training on “Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements in Disaster Contexts in Asia Pacific”. The Philippine rollout, entitled “Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience”, was jointly organized by the PRC-IFRC Disaster Law Programme, PRC Shelter and Settlements Unit, and IFRC APRO Shelter and Settlements Coordinator last November 22-23, 2016.

PRC shelter officers and technical/operations field staff from select Haiyan-affected areas—Tacloban, Leyte, Capiz and Aklan—recounted the regulatory barriers that they had faced in providing adequate shelter assistance to disaster-affected households. Most of the identified barriers concerned lack of access to suitable land for core shelter and inflexible land tenure prerequisites for households seeking shelter assistance. PRC participants identified “key points” for an organizational HLP Strategy that will map out advocacy and mitigation actions to address or remove these barriers in future humanitarian interventions.

Partner National Societies Japanese Red Cross and British Red Cross, as well as shelter cluster members IOM, Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Relief Services joined the discussion and teamed up with PRC to identify key points for an overall HLP strategy for the Philippine humanitarian community.

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Transitional Shelter – Bamboo Houses – Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) – Stories from the Field

Transitional Shelter – Bamboo Houses  – Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) – Stories from the Field

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Country: Indonesia
Resource type: Briefing paper, Case study

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Community feedback booklet 2013 – Community Engagement

Community feedback booklet 2013 – Community Engagement

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Country: Vietnam
Resource type: Briefing paper

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Minimum standards in shelter, settlement and non-food items – SPHERE

Minimum standards in shelter, settlement and non-food items – SPHERE

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Country: Thailand
Theme(s): Health
Resource type: Report

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FAQ: The cluster process and the International Federation’s shelter cluster commitment 2009 – IFRC References

FAQ: The cluster process and the International Federation’s shelter cluster commitment 2009 – IFRC References

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Theme(s): Shelter
Resource type: Report

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Comparative media and social media monitoring report – Typhoon Haiyan – 2 years on

Comparative media and social media monitoring report – Typhoon Haiyan – 2 years on

Purpose:  An overview of media outreach, key messages and social media analysis on two years on after Typhoon Haiyan.

Overview: Comparative media and social media monitoring report  – Typhoon Haiyan.

Usage: Learning from experience.

Audience: Technical staff, volunteers.

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Country: Philippines
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Newsletter of IFRC in the Philippines – June 2016

Purpose: From March to June of this year (2016), members of the IFRC Philippines team supported and attended numerous conferences, workshops, discussions, and meetings, that would further strengthen our proximity, proficiency, and presence within the Movement and with our colleagues and external partners.

Overview: The Haiyan operation remains the largest response by IFRC in the Asia Pacific region, and we want to make sure we get it right. We are working with Philippine Red Cross on the exit, and where possible, transition to regular programs to promote sustainability. As we build up to the official exit of the Haiyan program, together with the Philippine Red Cross,
ICRC, and Partner National Societies we are now preparing for the next Movement-wide Haiyan report and the final evaluation towards the end of the year.

Usage: Learning from experience.

Audience: Communication staff, Volunteers, Youths.

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Country: Philippines
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A Guide to Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

A Guide to Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Purpose:

This guide has been developed to support Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and IFRC staff in more systematically integrating risk reduction measures into their planning. It describes in detail what key issues need to be considered, and when. The guidance aims at ensuring that risk reduction measures are taken into account in different sectors and contexts. It also details the key elements that need to be in place to create an enabling environment.

Overview:

  • General steps for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are: DRR and CCA screening. The strategy, policy, programme or project in question must be first screened with a DRR and CCA lens, and then a detailed assessment made. If this shows that disaster and climate change risks have not been duly considered or addressed, then adjustments should be made to the planned activity. A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework should also be developed. Mainstreaming DRR and CCA can be ensured only when the process is regularly monitored and evaluated.
  • The paper details six specific programming contexts (conflict, urban, reducing vulnerability, strengthening resilience, disaster preparedness, disaster response, and recovery) and key sectors (health and care; water, sanitation and hygiene; migration; shelter and settlement; livelihood and food security; natural resource management) for mainstreaming DRR and CCA. Each of these is accompanied by specific key principles of DRR and CCA mainstreaming, as well as good practice checklists. Aside from the context-specific guidance, there are two general principles: first, a National Society needs to ensure that it has adequate capacity at relevant levels to mainstream DRR and CCA; second, given that risk patterns change, risk should be monitored at least once per year. If changes in circumstances and risk are identified, programming choices and activities may need to be adapted to these changes.
  • A gender good practice checklist can be found on p.52.

Usage: Guidance for project implementation

Audiences: Technical staff

Reference: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2013). A Guide to Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (pp. 1-62).

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