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Battling the Storm: Study on Cyclone Resistant Housing, 2nd ed.

Haq, Bashirul; Chattopadhayay-Dutt, Purnima , Eds.: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society , German Red Cross, (2007)

The coastal regions of Bangladesh are hit by cyclones regularly. The country has evolved, in the face of repetitious calamities, a disaster preparedness programme. The major response to cyclones has been the building of cyclone shelters, which also double as community centers and schools. While these cyclone shelters have proved to be useful, they are more in the nature of disaster management, that is, they are measures that come in useful particularly in the event of a cyclone. The approach of this study has been to look at existing houses and the process of building and maintaining these houses in the face of frequent cyclonic storms and storm surges, and gather information on shared knowledge and collective experiences of the people in all aspects of house building. The aim of this study is to find ways to make traditional structures more cyclone resistant and less prone to wind damage.

Transitional shelters – Eight designs

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), (2011)

This book contains the findings of technical reviews of eight transitional shelter designs. It is divided into sections:
- Section A discusses transitional shelter design briefs, includes a programming checklist and explains how the shelters in this book were reviewed.
- Section B contains summary findings of the technical reviews for the eight shelters.
- Section C contains design details for foundations, walls and roofs.
- Annexes contain details of materials, a template design brief, conversion tables, a glossary, and references.

Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and Non-Food Items

The Sphere Project, (2016)

Links to the Humanitarian Charter and international law

Rural Housing Reconstruction Program Post-2005 Earthquake

Shahnaz Arshad; Sohaib Athar, Eds.: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery; The World Bank, (2013)

Learning from the Pakistan Experience. A Manual for Post-Disaster Housing Program Managers

Ready to Respond: Skills gaps for responding to humanitarian crises in urban settings in the WASH and shelter sectors

RedR UK, (2014)

This paper has been commissioned by RedR to identify gaps in skills, technology, and knowledge in urban humanitarian response in order to inform RedR’s project Ready to Respond which is looking to address these gaps in two specific areas: Water supply, sanitation, and hygiene; Shelter response to earthquakes

Training Manual - Learning Workshop on Recovery and Reconstruction

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project, (2015)

Disaster Recovery Toolkit

Site Selection Criteria for Sheltering after Earthquakes: A Systematic Review

Soltani A, Ardalan A, Darvishi Boloorani A, et al., (2014)

PLoS Curr. 2014 Aug 29;6. pii: ecurrents.dis.17ad1f98fb85be80785d0a81ced6a7a6. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.17ad1f98fb85be80785d0a81ced6a7a6.

Earthquake Reconstruction

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Eds.: World Bank, (2011)

GFDRR Knowledge Notes

Transitional Settlement - Displaced Populations

Tom Corsellis and Antonella Vitale, Eds.: University of Cambridge shelterproject; Oxfam, (2005)

For the estimated 20 million refugees and 25 million internally displaced people worldwide, well-planned settlements can help to maximise their protection and security, and support them to minimise the spread of disease, manage natural resources sustainably, and maintain good relations with their hosts until durable solutions to their displacement are achieved. The result of extensive consultations with a wide range of specialist organisations, this book takes a holistic view of shelter for displaced populations, extending beyond refugee camps to consider support for all of the settlement and shelter options open to displaced people. It offers co-ordinators and specialists a common planning tool which links strategy, programmes, projects, and technical information for use in the field

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