Shelter and Reconstruction

Practitioner's Resource Kit: Environmental Management in Humanitarian Operations


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


Environmental Advisor of the Shelter Coordination Team (SCT)

Max Lock Centre, University of Westminster


The Built Environment Professions in Disaster Risk Reduction - A Guide for Humanitarian Agencies 

Demonstrate the value of using built environment professionals more widely in disaster risk reduction and response and giving early attention to engaging the right expertise to address the problems of building, infrastructure and land to achieve sustainable recovery and development


Mind the Gap! Post Disaster Reconstruction and the Transition from Humanitarian Relief

The report provides overwhelming evidence of the existence of a 'gap'– in funding, management and delivery – between short-term, effective humanitarian relief, and long-term reconstruction.

The Max Lock Centre - School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster


Corsellis,T and Vitale,A.


Transitional Settlement: Displaced Populations. University of Cambridge/ Shelterproject and Oxfam UK

Includes environmental considerations in shelter planning, management and closure




Checklist-Based Guide to Identifying Critical Environmental Considerations in Emergency Shelter Site Selection, Construction, Management and Decommissioning. Version 1.0 

A tool to assess whether environmental issues have been appropriately addressed in emergency shelter efforts
Can also be used to review planning for new emergency shelter sites




Tsunami Green Reconstruction Policy Guidelines 

Highlights areas of reconstruction that can have the most direct impact on natural resources
How to minimise any negative environmental impacts of reconstruction and promote positive choices that optimize environmental goods and services, development, and livelihood opportunities