UNHCR Nigeria: Shelter Interventions

UNHCR is currently implementing shelter response in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States. This intervention is done through: i) Providing technical guidance to improve site planning of all camps under UNHCR responsibility ii) emergency shelter iii) Shelter kits iv) construction of permanent shelters. UNHCR partners with the State government and key partners to implement adequate and proper shelter response to meet the international standard. Shelter beneficiary selection was prioritized via registration and vulnerability screening of internally Displaced Persons and returnees. UNHCR mainstreams Sexual and Gender Based Violence into Camp Coordination Camp Management, site planning and ensuring that settlements are planned with basic services to mitigate the risks of fire outbreaks. Provision of adequate shelter facilitates access to durable solutions in transition towards recovery and integration for displaced populations in return areas. UNHCR bases it’s shelter response on the international principle that human beings have the right to family privacy, safety and dignity.