Core sectors

Shelter and settlements

The Shelter and Settlements sector is one of DRC’s five core sectors of intervention. DRC delivers shelter and settlement solutions and provides basic services in both emergencies and situations of protracted displacement.

Whether people have sought protection and refuge in formal refugee camps or informal settlements, we provide temporary shelter, help repair damaged dwellings and infrastructure, and reconstruct permanent homes.

These initiatives enable vulnerable displaced populations to live in dignity and security.

To support immediate needs, strengthen local market dynamics, and build the resilience of people affected by conflict and displacement, DRC also offers cash grants and distributes Non-Food Items (NFIs), such as hygiene kits, emergency bedding, cooking utensils, and other critical supplies.

09 Jan 2023

Hope amidst conflict for Ethiopian Refugees in Um Rakuba Camp, Sudan

29 Dec 2022

Fleeing war in Ukraine - finding refuge in Serbia

21 Dec 2022

Strengthening health support to vulnerable people on the move

20 Dec 2022

Urgent support to Mykolaiv: Safe water and house repairs before winter

13 Dec 2022

Emergency shelter in Poland for refugees from Ukraine

13 Dec 2022

From surviving in basements in Ukraine to safety in Moldova


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