Transitional settlement and reconstruction after natural disasters

Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2008
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Response and recovery, Development & humanitarian aid, Urban, Shelter and housing

The guidelines are designed to assist all stakeholders responding to rapid-onset disasters, especially those responsible for planning and coordination in governments and humanitarian and developmental organisations.

The guidelines cover coordination and strategic planning and implementation relevant to transitional settlement and reconstruction following all natural disasters.

Guidance covers the transition following a natural disaster from the emergency shelter needed for survival to durable solutions for communities, including identifying needs for support to communal infrastructure such as roads and hospitals, often over a period of several years.