Emergency Shelter and Collective Sheltering

This document can also be found on the official website of IOM at https://www.iom.int/
This paper explores emergency shelter and collective sheltering solutions in rural areas of PNG when IOM has been working in collaboration with the National Disaster Centre (NDC) and Provincial Disaster Centres (PDCs) to develop Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) strategies for communities across 5 provinces. It also investigates the challenges and risks associated with emergency collective centres / evacuation centres in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters and provides a list of recommendations and key messages on design features based on shelter assessments and outcomes from community-based participatory safe shelter awareness workshops.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Storm Evacuation Shelter", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to natural disaster resilient shelter. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.