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Shelter Types in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon
This page is a collection of photos that Shelter Cluster partners have collected on the different shelter types in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.
Makeshift shelters are found primarily in settlements that IDPs have informally set up in the bush and in other types of informal settlements. They can also include emergency shelters. The structures of makeshift shelters are primarily made out of thatch, bamboo or other available wood, tarpaulin, and sometimes other materials that beneficiaries may be able to find to attempt to better shelter themselves. Shelter Cluster partners have suggested distribution of CGI sheets to provide better roofing to improve on existing structures that internally displaced people have built themselves.
Lacking access to shelter of any kind in their displacement, partners have documented that agricultural infrastructure such as shades, farmhouses, or cocoa ovens are used as shelter. Not designed for living, these shelters like basic features of easy habitability and comfort.
In the Northwest and Southwest regions, newly displaced internally displaced people often seek shelter in unfinished or public buildings such as shools, churches, mosques, government buildings or other buildings not originally designed for living. These IDPs often lack essential houeshold items and require emergency partitioning to increase privacy.
Mudbrick Shelters are most commonly found in the Northwest Region. They serve as shelters for those who are hosted and have been the target of frequent attacks throughout the crisis.