Tag: Better Shelter

February 26, 2018 8:48 am
Adequate shelter remains one of the most significant needs towards the achievement of durable solutions for vulnerable displaced persons in Iraq. In its efforts to assist population of concern, UNHCR continues to promote accessibility to adequate shelter across Iraq. ; The Refugee Housing Units (RHU) are an innovative shelter solution, designed as a result of a detailed research and development project undertaken by UNHCR, with the support of partners. The RHU is composed of several basic elements, including a lightweight steel frame, roof and wall panels, door and windows, floor covering, solar energy system (lamp and telephone charger) and an innovative anchoring system. After extensive field testing of prototype in Iraq, the project has now developed a production model for volume mobilisation.

Rebuilding Iraq

Mosul: 700 families whose homes were demolished in the conflict now have a temporary place to live! UNHCR has provided Better Shelter units to 4,200 persons across West Mosul with generous support from the Japanese Government. “So many displaced Iraqis... View Post

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December 5, 2017 10:40 am November 14, 2017 11:01 pm September 6, 2017 1:06 pm June 20, 2017 7:59 am June 16, 2017 2:36 pm March 28, 2017 10:24 am January 30, 2017 4:36 pm October 10, 2016 11:50 am September 5, 2016 9:00 am
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Open call for designers!

UPDATE: CALL CLOSED on Sep 23rd Designers, creatives, humanitarians and makers – join Better Shelter at CORE RELIEF, a 7-day (3-9 Oct) multinational humanitarian non-profit design innovation lab on the Greek island of Lesvos, organised by Architecture & design agency LATRA. The workshop... View Post

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August 31, 2016 9:28 am
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Beazley Designs of the Year

Better Shelter is nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year! There are 67 nominees over 6 categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport, which will be exhibited at the London Design Museum, between 24 November 2016 and 19 February 2017.... View Post

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