Shelter and Non-food Items


  • Forcibly displaced communities and civilians that have lost their homes due to war and crisis have access to adequate shelter and are provided with non-food necessities, enabling them to live in greater dignity.
  • Communities regain access to destroyed buildings through rehabilitation activities.


Syria hosts the biggest number of internally displaced people worldwide: 6.5 million people, including 2.8 million children, have been forced to leave their homes in response to the catastrophic humanitarian situation and ongoing violence inside the country, and sought refuge in camps. 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.

Our Approach

  • 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.
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