A Litter of Light – Solar Energy for Low Income Housing

The green energy solution for low-income communities known as “Litter of Light” was designed to provide lighting to homes in areas where energy is either unavailable or unaffordable to residents. This low-cost sustainable building solution was designed at the grassroots level to serve those most in need. The Litter of Light project makes use of […]

The Modern Yurk – A Possible Design for Relief Scenarios?

The Scottish company Trakke has redeveloped the nomadic yurt shelter and created the Jero Yurt. The temporary housing innovation is a lightweight dwelling that pops up and was designed to be used for events such as backyard parties or off-grid camping experiences with a modern twist. The Jero’s compact design even allows it to be […]

IKEA Starts Producing Flat-Pack, Durable Shelters For Homeless Refugees

By Yap Yen, 25 Mar 2015 IKEA has started producing 10,000 of its flat-pack temporary shelters designed specially for refugees whose circumstance is due to conflict and natural disasters.Working together with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), IKEA will supply the ‘Better Shelter’ units that will be distributed globally later this year.The prototype for ‘Better […]

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) – Key Facts Infographic

This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on the 13th October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people during disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens […]

Disaster Relief Summit – Call for Participants

Disaster relief summit to address the world’s increasing need of more efficient disaster response 30th July, London – NGOs, UN agencies, Governments, Military & Defence representatives, and private sector experts will gather in Washington D.C. to discuss the best practices and collaborations for effective disaster relief. Recently, natural and man-made disasters have occurred in different […]

Power-Cycle Provides Simple and Sustainable Energy in Africa

Nuru Energy was founded in 2008 with the central focus of solving global energy poverty.   Worldwide, more than 2 billion people currently lack a basic source of reliable energy. In response to this crisis, Nuru Energy developed a recharging platform that is simple, robust, off-grid and specifically designed for use in regions struggling to meet […]

PowerCube Pop-up Solar Generator Provides Relief to Disaster-Struck Areas

It was seven years ago that Ecosphere Technologies revealed its first iteration of a self-contained relief unit for disaster-struck areas. The company has since been busy refining the system’s form and function and has now announced the completion of what it says to be the world’s largest deployable solar power generator. Capable of generating 15 […]

Garrison Architects Releases its Self-Sustainaing Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

The Brooklyn building design firm Garrison Architects has developed a full-sized post-disaster housing prototype to secure safe and stable last-minute housing in the wake of natural disasters. This is just one example of their many architectural projects sustainably designed to help in disaster relief scenarios. The company believes that well designed environments support social cohesion, […]

Viva Con Agua Brings Clean Water to Rwanda – Water is Life

Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg (Germany), campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. Besides the air we breathe, water is the most fundamental source of life. Water creates life, water is life. Water means healthy living, happy living. For Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli this […]

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