Post-disaster shelter in India: A study of the long-term outcomes of post-disaster shelter projects

Over the last 15 years CARE India and other NGOs have repeatedly responded to natural disasters where large numbers of people have lost their homes. This study evaluates the medium- to long-term effectiveness of post-disaster shelter responses and recommends measures to strengthen future shelter programmes, whether undertaken by CARE or other agencies, to most effectively address the complex and interconnected needs of disaster-affected women, girls, men and boys.

The study covers 10 shelter programmes undertaken after natural disasters by CARE since 2001 and draws on separate evaluations of three Christian Aid and SEEDS post-disaster shelter programmes. The study covers projects in 12 States and Union Territory (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & West Bengal) and includes projects undertaken after the Indian Ocean tsunami, earthquakes, floods and cyclones. Detailed recommendations cover impact (scale and coverage); shelter and settlements; accountability; specific needs and capacities of women, girls, men and boys; relocation projects; and the shelter sector in India.

  • Countries: India
  • Published: February 2016

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