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Different Refugee Shelters: How They Are Effective?

May 17, 2017


The refugee shelters provide temporary housing facilities to the disaster affected people. They are found in different shapes and designs to provide a cover and shelter. Some of them are given below for your guidance.

Refugee Shelter

Different refugee shelter designs:

EDV-01 emergency shelter:

The best part about these refugee shelters is that they can generate electricity using solar array. There is a toilet in lower portion and also a small kitchen on the other side. They can sustain themselves without using any outside source.

Zip-refugee shelter:

The zip refugee shelter is used to provide protection to almost 10 people. It can be modified easily. It is also easily movable. It is greatly used in Japan earth quake I 2011. It is also durable.

Woven tent shelter:

This is made from fabric, that’s why it is better for air ventilation. The best quality about it is that it can be shrink and expand as per requirement. It is also portable, it can be setup anywhere. It is of great importance for the refugees.

Woven tent shelter

Folding house:

These shelters can be folded into different shapes as per requirement. The bamboo poles are used to assemble them. They are light in weight and can be setup very quickly. They are made from recycled material.

Green horizon prefab home:

The green horizon prefab home has the capacity to sustain a family of four members for a week. It has water, electricity and food facilities. It is also made from 100% recycled material. It can generate energy by using photovoltaic panels. These shelters are long lasting.


There are many refugee shelter options, you don’t have to rely on just one and always go for variety and reliable option. These temporary houses are very beneficial for the disaster affected people. These shelters provide them comfort and housing facilities. 

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