This training manual depicts the strategy that was developed by DFID, Strawbuild, IOM, HANDS, Heritage Foundation and over twenty local NGOs between 2011 and 2014 in Pakistan. It has been conceived as a guide for the development and use of local materials for construction in rural flood-prone areas of Pakistan.
Recurrent disasters in Pakistan have highlighted the need for dedicated and innovative measures to reduce the negative impacts of such events on populations in high-risk areas.
The 2015 IOM Shelter and Settlements Update publication features an overview of IOM Shelter support, 20 country updates, shelter activity in 3 other countries, a selection of 4 case studies and a summary of recent publications.
This document highlights perhaps the most farreaching product innovation in humanitarian shelter assistance - the tarpaulin. Plastic tarpaulins have been used in the field for the past 30 years. Through ongoing research, specifications have been developed and refined using existing commercial sector production. Nonetheless, constant and ongoing work is required to ensure compliance, reduce lead times in response, and increase the availability of tarpaulins.
The IOM Durable Housing Solution and Community Stabilization program is two-folded, it aims to: 1) pro-vide housing solutions to the population displaced by the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, 2010 and 2) mitigate natural disasters risks, create short-term jobs, reduce violence and improve public infra-structure.
IOM has played a major role in humanitarian shelter operations for many decades. Over the course of 2014, IOM’s Shelter programmes reached many beneficiaries affected by various types of disasters: Non-Food Items (NFIs) were distributed to 550,000 households, 220,000 households were provided with or supported to build shelters, 63,000 households received cash assistance and 58,000 houses were repaired.
This documents presents the IOM Durable Housing Solution and Community Stabilization program in Haiti. Its aims were to provide housing solutions to the population displaced by the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, 2010; and to mitigate natural disasters risks, create short term jobs, reduce violence and improve public infrastructure.
Cash-based transfers have been an element of IOM’s resettlement support for people moving to new countries, or returning to countries they had to leave. Increasingly over the last decade, IOM has applied and refined the lessons learned to deliver cash quickly and at scale in humanitarian emergencies, early recovery and reparations. This series of case studies demonstrate the range and breadth of IOM’s cash programming. The objective is to demonstrate lessons to be learned, across a variety of contexts that differ in every case.