Shelter and Non-food Items
Why Shelter and NFI?
- People whose homes were destroyed, or who were forced to flee, need adequate shelter and essential goods for daily life.
- The destruction of war requires the rehabilitation of destroyed buildings, such as schools and health facilities, so communities regain access.
Syria hosts the biggest number of internally displaced people worldwide: Approximately 6 million people, almost half of them being children, were forced to flee their homes and resettle in other parts of the country. IDPs are some of the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, as they still live in a war-torn area, mostly in inadequate housing, and often in a tense environment with host communities that are themselves suffering from the war.
Many displaced families were forced to flee their homes with nothing on them, sometimes re-settled in a new location only to flee again, creating a desperate and acute need for shelter and other essential goods.
Emissa’s shelter and NFI program frequently merges with rapid response to emergencies and displacement, to supply displaced and other vulnerable communities with a temporary home and basic supplies, enabling them to live in dignity and to strengthen their resilience.
- Camp establishment, maintenance and management, to create and sustain temporary housing for people most in need and provide them with access to basic services.
- The distribution of tents and non-food items, ranging from clothing to mattresses, sheets, solar lamps and cooking equipment, based on a thorough needs assessment to ensure that the target population acquires what is needed the most.
- The rehabilitation of houses, schools and other shelter, to enable communities to regain access to housing and other services and to improve their standard of living.