We all need a place to call home.

Shelter provides vulnerable families with life-saving safety and security against bad weather, disease, and violence — especially in the early stages of a disaster or during man-made conflict. Shelter is vital for human dignity, offering a sense of security in the face of great upheaval. A strong, well-built shelter brings peace of mind and hope for the future.

Here’s how we make a difference.

Emergency Shelter

When disasters strike and destroy families’ homes, your support enables us to act quickly to reach communities in need. Focusing on survival and safety, we supply protective and durable shelter and essential household items to vulnerable families. When appropriate, we provide cash assistance to vulnerable families seeking refuge in rented accommodations. This vital support allows families a dignified way to pay their rent and purchase the items they need most.


Recovery & Training

To safeguard against future disasters, we help families build back better using strong building materials and disaster-resilient construction methods. Medair partners with communities and includes families in the design process and construction, which lead to a stronger sense of ownership.

Shelter Improvements

In places like informal refugee settlements, we work alongside local builders to improve temporary shelters to make them warmer and safer for vulnerable families. We also improve site conditions to make them safer and healthier places to live.

Our Impact


people received shelter support in Lebanon


people received emergency shelter support in South Sudan


people trained on safe-shelter promotion in Nepal

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