IFRC Shelter Kit:
A collection of tools and fixings combined with two plastic tarpaulins. Items such as a handsaw, rope, nails, shovel, hoe, etc. are included. Any item deemed to be of major assistance in the event of a disaster is included with the kit. The kit does NOT include a structure. It includes the tools necessary to build one.
Habitat for Humanity’s emergency shelter kit
Individuals and families displaced from the destruction of their home as a result of a natural disaster.
IFRC and Shelter Box will distribute the kits in target areas following a disaster if they feel the items and tools in the kit could be beneficial to the displaced families.
50,000, as of 2008.
The Shelter Kit Flyer features simple photos to indicate the contents of the kit and potential uses of the tools, without the use of words.
ShelterBox response teams, working closely with local organizations, international aid organizations, and volunteers also supply certain technical support during the implementation process.
Lifecycle varies by tool. No warranty or disposal information provided.
Since the shelter kit consists only of tools, locally harvested or purchased construction materials are required for the kit to have any use.
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Development of a disaster preparedness tool kit for nursing and midwifery: report on a WHO meeting [Internet]. Coleraine, (UK): World Health Organization; 1999.
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