Shelter in Pakistan

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Transitional Shelter

This Collection compiles resources relating to transitional shelter. According to Corsellis & Vitale (2005),  "Transitional shelter provides a habitable covered living space and a secure, healthy living environment, with privacy and dignity, to those within it, during the period between a conflict or natural disaster and the achievement of a durable shelter solution." You can learn more on this on the Transitional Shelter Guidelines (, as well as through all the resources included in this Collection.

One Room Shelter Program - IOM Pakistan

This Collection compiles resources on the One Room Shelter Strategy, devised by IOM in response to the massive early recovery shelter needs across Pakistan. Due to the unprecedented numbers affected, the geographic scale and the varied culture/climate in the affected area, a low‐cost and flexible solution was necessary. The One Room Shelter Strategy aimed to support the most vulnerable of those with a completely-destroyed house to rebuild one durable, flood‐resistant room, according to local designs and materials, promoting self‐recovery and coping strategies wherever possible.