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  • Every Shelter, a global nonprofit that works to co-design, create, and deliver shelter products in communities displaced by war, persecution, or disaster is launching a new initiative in Uganda to build refugee resiliency.  Working with refugee sewists, Every Shelter is developing soft goods roofing products that offer increased durability and will be deployed in Nakivale settlement.Every Shelter is looking for support in two areas:
  • 1) Short-term Shelter Partnership Consultant. Every Shelter is looking for a short-term consultant to make introductions and identify partnership opportunities with the  shelter-focused humanitarian aid organizations operating in East Africa.  The consultant will have an established network of East African NGOs and multinational organizations focused on emergency shelter. 

    2)  Development Director who is knowledgeable of private foundation funding and non-profit programs in East Africa. The development director would be responsible for relationship building and grant writing. 

    To learn more about these opportunities, please reach out to





Forced Migration Review issue 55 with a major feature on ‘Shelter in displacement’ 

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This latest issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs.

It also contains a selection of ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

Read the full issue or individual articles online at (audio/podcast versions also available via this link) or email to request print copies for your organisation, or for onward distribution or for use in training. (If requesting print copies, please remember to send us your full postal address.)

This issue will be available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Thanks to the following for their financial support for this issue: Better Shelter, Happold Foundation, Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, Norwegian Refugee Council, Open Society Foundations, Suricatta Systems, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UN-Habitat and UNHCR (DPSM).

Shelter Projects 

Spanning humanitarian responses from all over the world, Shelter Projects has collected over 250 case studies and presented them in eight publications. The projects represent responses to conflict, natural disasters and complex or multiple crises, demonstrating some of the implementation and response options available. The book is intended to support learning by highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and some of the lessons that can be learned from different projects, which try to maximize emergency funds to safeguard the health, security and dignity of affected people, whilst – wherever possible – supporting longer-term shelter needs and sustainable recovery. The target audience is humanitarian managers and shelter programme staff from local, national and international organizations at all levels of experience. Shelter Projects is also a useful resource for advocacy purposes, showcasing the work done by the sector, as well as for research and capacity-building activities.

The eight edition is available for download on the website.