Transitional settlement: displaced populations gives an extensive, detailed overview of how to implement settlements for displaced populations exclusively; the guidelines don’t comply to reconstruction after conflict or disaster, return to homelands or permanent settlement on new sites.

Rapid construction process – materials were prefabricated in a warehouse – and assembled on site Photo Shaun Scales

The first section of the guidelines deals with a general overview on the subject. It deals with strategic procedures and an introduction to the six settlement options, which are divided into dispersed settlement, either with host families, or in rural or urban self-settlement, and grouped settlement, which can take place in collective centres, are self-settled or in planned camps.

The second section in the guidelines provides technical information for implementation, including detailed instruction for assessment of the situation, including check-lists and detailed technical instructions on shelter construction, e.g., how to build earthquake or flood proof, which plumbing to use and how to produce clay bricks. Tents offers an extensive lecture about the use of tents for accommodating a displacement or disaster affected population.

In contrast, the analysis of heating and cooking fuels and stoves in refugee camps, IDP and local settlement doesn’t provide general guidelines but simply is an analysis of the fuel and stoves used by displaced people in Afghanistan.

Modeling of a Cold Climate Emergency Shelter Prototype and a Comparison with the United Nations Winter Tent proposes a design for a winter tent.

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