Shelter plays an essential role in reducing vulnerability and building communities’ resilience.
Tents have a usage life of 1 year before they start to become less effective in providing shelter. They have a storage shelf-life of 5years.
bodopods offer the same non-permanency as a tent but are designed to last from the emergency phase through to the transitional shelter phase. When no longer required for shelter, they can be dismantled and the materials used in the reconstruction of the original dwelling.
The average amount of time people worldwide are living in displacement is now a staggering 17 years
In 2012, an estimated 32.4 million people in 82 countries were newly displaced by disasters and a further 45.2 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations.
A large number of these people end up living in tents…