This year, we have a fun, useful gift that connects you to the inspiring refugees we get to work with on a daily basis. We are changing the shelter system: from refugees as passive receivers of poor quality shelter goods to refugees as respected producers of high-quality local shelter goods. We are starting with multi-year shelter tarps made out of discarded billboard vinyl. While producing our tarps, we had some scraps leftover and thought it would be cool to turn them into…Read More
Making Every Shelter Feel More Like A Home
Of the world’s 82.4 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.
86% 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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Thousands of people in Afghanistan have a well-founded fear of reprisal, persecution, and targeted assassinations. News sources that even remotely hint how we may be misunderstanding the current and future actions/intentions of the “capital T” Taliban ignore that they have already been engaging in widespread acts of violence and torture in their retaking of the country. Not to mention that millions of girls and women will now have many of their rights stolen. This is precisely what causes displacement/refugees; those fleeing persecution…Read More