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All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs. It also contains seven ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

Shelter in displacement (Forced Migration Review 55‪)‬ Oxford University

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All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs. It also contains seven ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

    FMR 55 - From the Editors

    FMR 55 - From the Editors

    All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards.

    • 4 min
    FMR 55 - Refugee settlements and sustainable planning

    FMR 55 - Refugee settlements and sustainable planning

    We need to develop refugee settlement planning processes that not only facilitate long-term planning but also allow for incremental upgrading. The case of M’Bera in Mauritania illustrates this.

    • 8 min
    FMR 55 - Shelter in flux

    FMR 55 - Shelter in flux

    Current humanitarian guidelines do not sufficiently cover what shelter means in volatile and protracted conflict settings, particularly outside organised camps. We propose improved tools that will address that gap.

    • 10 min
    FMR 55 - An architectural investigation into the provision of refugee accommodation

    FMR 55 - An architectural investigation into the provision of refugee accommodation

    When challenged to investigate accommodation options for refugees in their city, architecture students found that there are simple and plausible architectural answers for the integration of refugees in medium-sized European cities such as A Coruña.

    • 8 min
    FMR 55 - The case for self-recovery

    FMR 55 - The case for self-recovery

    Most families recovering from the catastrophe of a disaster rebuild their own homes. This practice of self-recovery by non-displaced communities has potential for displaced populations too.

    • 13 min
    FMR 55 - Low-cost, locally available shelters in Pakistan

    FMR 55 - Low-cost, locally available shelters in Pakistan

    Flooding in 2010 affected 18 million people in Pakistan. With declining donor funds and flooding again in 2011 and 2012, the humanitarian community required low-cost solutions that could be scaled up.

    • 10 min

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