Temporary Shelters For A Humanitarian Project

Relief efforts that are being conducted to aid with a humanitarian benefits program may require the use of temporary shelters. Shelter systems include an array of products that are weatherproof and that can be stabilized to the back of a vehicle or set up on land. Select an area that will support your crew's work efforts and provide benefactors of your program with a safe area to utilize during the day or night with intermodal shelter systems.

Designed For Military And Humanitarian Groups

Temporary shelters are often used in military settings or ones that are supportive of relief efforts after a disaster or during an ongoing crisis that pertains to a specific community. The reasoning behind using this type of shelter is due to its ability to be set up quickly and compressed when transport to another region is necessary. International intermodal containers (ISO), airmobile shelters, and vehicle-mounted shelters are three different shelter types that may require different transport and setup requirements.

Shipping, Transport, And Setup

Intermodal containers are similar to metal shipping containers that are used to ship goods to various regions. A container is designed to be lightweight enough so that it can be shipped via a plane or boat or transported via a heavy-duty vehicle.

This type of shelter is pre-formed and will require no tools or extensions. Some containers contain doorways, ground runners, windows, and electrical hookups. Furnishings can fit inside and an end-user can set up a shelter to use as a workstation.

Because of the structural steel that is used to manufacture this type of shelter, equipment will remain dry and inclement weather can be avoided. Airmobile and vehicle-mounted shelters consist of framework and fabric, and some shelters include pop out sections that can be used to expand the size and shape of a shelter.

Straps or zipper closures may be used to hold down excess pieces when they are not in use. Both types of shelters will need to be stabilized on the surface that they will be used on. For applications that don't require a lot of space, a vehicle-mounted shelter will be sufficient.

Before purchasing shelters, review the size of the property where a project will take place and assess the job duties of your crew. Order enough shelters to support the efforts and keep various activities separated. Consider the amount of furnishings needed to ensure that the shelters will be large enough to support them.