According to UNHCR at the end of 2013 there were 33.3 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and 11.7 million refugees crossing a b...
According to UNHCR at the end of 2013 there were 33.3 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and 11.7 million refugees crossing a border to escape conflict or disaster. These happen with little warning and people are left homeless, without water, food, medicine or security. Organisations respond initially with emergency supplies (tents, tarpaulins, food, medical help, etc), then strive to build more stable communities in appropriate locations. This interim period can be anything from 6 months to 10 years and the solutions offered in these situations need to be more complex and more reflective of community needs over time (ongoing security, education, work, etc.). Solutions require good shelter to form the basis of building these communities. Extremis designs and develops transitional shelters to address these issues and deliver real improvements to the conditions in which refugees and displaced persons have to live.