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More than Just a Roof


This course describes the basics of why shelter programming is an important component of humanitarian response both in disasters and conflict. It outlines the challenges that affected families face, and describes the essential elements of how humanitarians can complement the shelter activities of affected families. This online training conveys the essential concepts used by shelter experts to adequately shelter vulnerable families. It is a self-directed e-learning course, which takes 90 minutes to complete and is free for anyone to take.

The training is intended for anyone wanting to know more about effective humanitarian shelter programming and coordination. It is targeted towards those working in humanitarian settings but will also be useful for anyone interested in this area.

The training was developed by the Global Shelter Cluster thanks to the financial contributions from ECHO and the British Red Cross. The training is available at the IFRC Learning Platform. If you don't have an account with the IFRC Learning Platform, simply register. The IFRC Learning Platform is a public resource available to everyone. Once you have logged in, you may search for the course More Than Just a Roof - Introduction to shelter and settlement and launch the course. Enjoy the learning experience!