Shelter and Settlements

 Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, USAID/OFDA took a community-based approach to recovery
Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, USAID/OFDA took a community-based approach to recovery, working with partners and residents to provide two-story transitional shelters in the Ravine Pintade neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
Chuck Setchell, USAID/OFDA

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) remains at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s shelter and settlements (S&S) activities, which focus on a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations, while also promoting safer, healthier settlements that link emergency S&S assistance to longer-term recovery efforts.

USAID/OFDA contributes to the international humanitarian community’s broader S&S strategic framework through participation in the Shelter and Settlements Working Group— an open membership group hosted by InterAction—and the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. USAID/OFDA also participates in Global Shelter and Camp Coordination and Camp Management cluster activities.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided nearly $81 million for humanitarian S&S assistance and shelter-related disaster risk reduction activities, including nearly $80 million for S&S interventions in 24 countries and more than $1.1 million for global and regional S&S initiatives.

 

Shelter and Settlements Resources

Last updated: October 13, 2016

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