Shelter Guidance

There exists a large amount of shelter guidance. In the following we have collated some examples of guidance with links to the original source. This has guided our efforts to improve the design process.



The Sphere Handbook "Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response" is a widely recognised set of guidance. It includes guidance under "Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and Non-Food Items"


Shelter projects

This website is a repository for over 200 case studies and overviews of post-disaster and post-conflict shelter projects, plus 13 opinion pieces, all originally published in the "Shelter Projects" series of six books.


Shelter cluster

The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter.