IFRC Shelter Kit

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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.

Product description

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.

Target region(s)

So far, IFRC Shelter Kits have been distributed in countries including Myanmar, Haiti, Nepal, and Cuba by IFRC. Shelter Box focuses on global distribution, without any specified geographic limits.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

$32.15 USD (CHF30.00)

$60 USD

IFRC aims to have the kit cost one-quarter the price of a standard one-family tent.

Shelter Box offers 1 full Shelter Box for free to disaster victims for every $1,000 USD donation (includes shelter tool kit and other added accessories).

Competitive landscape

Habitat for Humanity’s emergency shelter kit

SDG targeted

Goal 3: Aims to provide adequate shelter following a disaster to individuals and families.

Target user(s)

Individuals and families displaced from the destruction of their home as a result of a natural disaster.

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