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.

In addition to supporting S & S activities worldwide, USAID/OFDA allocated more than $1.4 million in FY 2018 to directly purchase 3,740 rolls of plastic sheeting— sufficient to provide emergency shelter for an estimated 187,000 people.

Learn the basics of shelter and settlements in humanitarian response through the following online trainings:  

Shelter and Settlements Resources

Last updated: May 07, 2019

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