Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo: KM Asad, European Union | Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Recovery Starts with Shelter


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This report by ShelterBox analyses shelter need and provisions following emergencies and disasters, revealing a large funding gap with only one in five families receiving the shelter support they need.

The report aims to help inform decision-making on how best to distribute shelter provisions.

Shelter is a basic human need. It is a determinant for survival in most disasters: essential for personal safety, security and protection from extreme weathers.

The report finds that in 2017, 105.1 million people required humanitarian assistance. Of these, 33 million individuals (6.7 million households) were in need of shelter, NFI (non food items) provisions, and other supplies to ensure their survival. After a year of appeals, only 6.5 million people (1.2 million households) received assistance in obtaining shelter. Consequently, there were 26.5 million individuals across the globe left without shelter support in 2017.

Resource type: report

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