The project aimed to provide scientifically tested guidance on low-cost shelter solutions that are flood resistant, compatible with vernacular architecture and indigenous construction techniques, and minimize environmental impacts while delivering the best value for money. During this study, key variables related to resilience, sustainability and local acceptability of different materials were put to test using simulated flood-water and rainwater testing tanks. The findings of this research have been used to produce a Construction Guide, which can be adapted into a training manual that can be used by operational agencies and highlights best practice in the planning, design and implementation of flood resilient shelter design in Southern Pakistan.
The guide presents a series of design principles, a user friendly design decision tool, and a library of recommended designs. All content is based on scientific evidence, physical testing, surveys, and expert analysis. The guide is intended to support improved decision making in the design of shelters and shelter programs in an effort to enhance flood resilience. The guide also provides construction tips and notes.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) assistance at scale, based on assessed needs and gaps in humanitarian programming. IOM WASH interventions include the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities. IOM has a growing portfolio of WASH programmes worldwide.
Papua New Guinea is exposed to a range of natural hazards - cyclones, floods, landslides, droughts, frost, earthquakes, tsunamis, king tides, volcanoes and seasonal fires. Climate change is expected to further exacerbate the risk of natural hazards by increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
This booklet provides basic critical shelter rehabilitation guidelines for repairs and upgrades, and step-by-step maintenance instructions in accordance with international humanitarian standards. IOM’s shelter unit intervention programme targeted a total of 700 critical shelters and returnees damaged houses throughout the northern, central and southern regions in Iraq.
Throughout 2016, IOM operations assisted 26.2 million beneficiaries globally*. The information captured in this document was consolidated from a data collection exercise, carried out in January 2017 and is wholly based on the responses obtained from each mission. A total of 88 country offices were contacted to complete a survey covering activities in shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Cash-Based Interventions (CBI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) operations and capacity building, sectoral coordination, and DTM. From those contacted, responses were received from 77 missions.
The primary goal of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is to facilitate the safe, orderly, humane and dignified management of migration. In many countries this includes supporting families and individuals that have been internally displaced by natural or man-made disasters. In Pakistan, our work began with a r esponse to the Afghan refugee crisis, and has continued through the various challenges faced by the country since, including the 2005 earthquake and flooding in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The Sealing-off Kit (SOK) is a package that includes essential items to seal and upgrade short-term shelters, such as abandoned/unfinished buildings, collective shelters,and damaged houses. The SOK includes items such as construction materials, tools, fixings, and personal safety equipments. The SOK is designed to provide:
1. protection from the weather conditions;
2. improved privacy and dignity;
3. health, security and safety measures.