USAID/DCHA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Sector Update - May 2012
USAID/OFDA is at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s shelter and settlements (S&S) activities, all of which revolve around a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, USAID/OFDA provided more than $84 million in humanitarian shelter assistance and shelter-related risk reduction activities in 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, and South Sudan. USAID/OFDA FY 2012 S&S sector spending through May 2012 totaled approximately $16.8 million for projects in nine countries: Afghanistan, Chad, El Salvador, Madagascar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, and Turkey. USAID/OFDA also continues to contribute to the broader S&S strategic framework within the international humanitarian community, including support of the North American S&S Network, an open membership working group hosted by InterAction. The following are selections of recent USAID/OFDA-funded projects.