Why a humanitarian shelter database?
Humanitarian Sheltering is a key component to assist affected populations in rebuilding lives and livelihoods.
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The Open Shelter Database aims at creating a platform to collect and share with the widest possible audience, ranging from decision makers to field implementers, key information on humanitarian shelters, including the contacts of the organisations behind them
Open source database made available to the contribution of Humanitarian Shelter actors. Implementing organisations with relevant experience are invited to openly share their shelter data to the benefit of all.
Disasters hit parts of the globe with little or no predictability and their amount and consequences are alarmingly increasing year after year. See also the third party emergency events database.
Sheltering is representing huge costs for agencies. Sharing open data on best practices may drastically reduce shelter solutions development costs.