External Resources

Timber: A guide to the planning, use, procurement and logistics of timber as a construction material in humanitarian relief
Organization: OCHA, IFRC and CARE International
Author: Ashmore, J. and Fowler, J.
Year: 2009

Available from www.humanitariantimber.org

Selecting NFIs for Shelter
Organization: IASC
Author: Shelter Centre
Year: 2008

Available from http://www.humanitarianlibrary.org

Guidelines for Assessment in Emergencies
Organization: IFRC
Author: IFRC
Year: 2008

Available from www.ifrc.org

Plastic Sheeting: A guide to the specification and use of plastic sheeting in humanitarian relief
Organization: IFRC and Oxfam International
Author: Ashmore, J.
Year: 2007

Available from http://www.plastic-sheeting.org

Transitional Settlement: Displaced Populations
Organization: Oxfam
Author: Corsellis, T. and Vitale, A.
Year: 2005

Available from http://www.humanitarianlibrary.org

Tents: A guide to the use and logistics of family tents in humanitarian relief
Organization: OCHA
Author: Ashmore, J.
Year: 2004

Language: English
Available from www.sheltercluster.org

Housing reconstruction after conflict and disaster
Organization: ODI
Author: Barakat, S.
Year: 2003

Language: English 
Available from www.odihpn.org

Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance
Organization: UNDRO (now UNOCHA)
Author: Davis, I.
Year: 1982

Language: English
Available from www.humanitarianlibrary.org

Shelter Projects

A repository for of over 200 case studies and overviews of post-disaster and post-conflict shelter projects

Shelter Cluster

Home page of the global shelter cluster - the coordination mechanism for shelter responses. Contains links to individual responses, including strategy documents.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Detailed specifications of all items commonly used by IFRC and ICRC

Humanitarian Library

A library of free documents for regional humanitarian knowledge, including shelter and settlements