Shelter for the Displaced in Kurdistan and Turkiye: Innovative solutions from the Waste for Warmth project, and current shelter conditions and challenges in Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan

Waste for Warmth is an innovative shelter solution project that utilizes waste plastic to create shelter insulation products for displaced people and families.  We will present the products and prototypes we have developed.In 2014 approximately 400,000 Ezidis fled the arrival of DAESH (IS) and sought shelter in Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan.  After eight years almost 200,000 Ezidis are still displaced with most living in 15 camps in Duhok Governorate, and the challenges regarding shelter are increasing.