Everyone has the right to adequate housing. This right is affirmed in dozens of international treaties, conventions, charters, policies, and laws. But what does adequate actually mean? Is it purely subjective, or are there standards to which we can hold one another accountable?Read More
Making Every Shelter Feel More Like A Home
Of the world’s 80 million forcefully displaced, millions live in shelters — but the shelters they are given don't last. Families are effectively forced to camp for years with materials that last for months.
Almost 90% of those displaced take refuge in developing countries that already struggle with unemployment and low wages.
Every Shelter believes in the human capacity of both the refugees it serves and the host country communities. It’s time we empower these communities to help solve the global crisis.
Every Shelter designs and delivers life-saving shelter solutions with and for refugees. Our solutions are sourced and made in developing countries that host. Why? So that our goods not only create safe, stable shelters but create opportunities in the process.
“Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.”Matthew Desmond Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University
We work directly with partner agency field staff and the displaced populations they serve to create appropriate, human-centered solutions to the problems they face.Learn More
Solutions are rarely one-size-fits-all, but when we discover a scalable solution (such as Emergency Floor), we work diligently to share the innovation and scale the impact to benefit as many people as possible with effective designs at low costs.Learn More
Our network of skilled volunteers gives aid agencies a direct link into the quick, responsive innovation of the private sector, connecting people who want to help with those who already are.Learn More
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Every year, world leaders gather in Dubai for the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development conference and expo. It’s a massive event that brings together representatives from all across the spectrum of aid and development -- from top UN officials to donor organizations to field workers from nongovernmental organizations -- ready to discuss the biggest problems facing our world today. This year, major donors from the United Arab Emirates sponsored an International Humanitarian Hackathon, where entrants would have the opportunity to submit…Read More