Excerpts from Shelter Cluster Technical Guidance (draft) on Emergency Kits
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2.0 Draft Emergency shelter Items
Emergency materials distributed are to
provide people with cover from the elements and to provide privacy and dignity.
Below are the suggested kit contents:
Tarpaulins with poles and Fixings
Materials for covering structures (These shelter kits to supplement local items). Consideration should be given to where families will be able to find structural materials.
| Plastic Sheet 5m x 4m minimum (see table below)|| 2|
| Rope (Annex A.3.4) or wire|| 30m|
| Poles|| 2 (5 if bamboo)|
Plastic Sheeting Sizes
| Source|| Size|| Number Required per Family|| Covered Area|
| || 4m x 5m|| 2|| 40 sq.m.|
| || 4m x 6m|| 2|| 48 sq.m.|
| DfID|| 4m x 7m|| 2|| 56 sq.m.|
| USAID|| 100' x 24' (roll)|| roll cut into 5 sheets of 20' x 24' || 44.6 sq.m.|
Key Shelter Items - DRAFT
Jerry cans / hygiene kits / mosquito nets etc. are not included here as they are covered by the WASH and Health clusters
|High Priority|| Blankets / quilts|| 4 singles or 2 doubles|
| Kitchen Set || 1|
| || Warm shawls|| 2 adult, 4 children|
| || Jerry Can (20L)|| 1|
|Lower Priority|| Plastic Mats/Floor sheet|| 2 mats / 1 sheet|
| ||(Lighting (for spontaneous/planned camps and collective centres) || |
(fabric and sewing kit preferable to clothes) and shoes|
| || Food container (for rice, flour, etc.)|| 1|
* In the immediate aftermath of the
flooding, clothes are a significant need. However to reach coverage of the
largest number of families there will be delays in distribution.
Tool Kit - SAMPLE
Kits for repairing structures, cleaning up the mud and help to salvage materials.
| Key Items||
shovel, claw hammer, taghari and strong builders bucket.
Kits for communities to clean up the mud and damage
| || Subject to field Assessments whether shared tool kits are viable.|
Notes on the
procurement of tents can be found in Annex A.3.1 in the full technical guidance
Cash / vouchers
Cash or voucher
programmes can enable affected people to purchase what they decide that they
need most. They may be especially useful to support host families. Further
information on cash is available in “Guidelines for cash transfer programming”
(International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement) . Please also see reference page for Voucher Distribution from GOAL
Cash or vouchers should
only be considered if markets are functioning and able to support activities.
from Selecting NFIs for Shelter
Pakistan Flood 2007