If you asked a number of humanitarian organisations what their child sponsorship or water provision strategies are they would be able to tell you a detailed outline and examples. When you ask them of the number 3 human need in the world, shelter, there is often a blank look or talk about the number of tarpaulins provided or donations.
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Disasters by nature are unexpected and can leave us scrambling for solutions, especially if an organisation does not have a shelter strategy. Funding is plentiful and results need to be seen for the donors. It is too easy to provide a solution, tick a box and feel or job is done. Within a few years we will have moved onto the next crisis and the condition of the shelter or house we have provided is far from our mind. The question that Sheltereach asks is 'can funding work towards development of a region or is it just a stop-gab measure of relief.
Further development is highly recognised by Sheltereach so that the assistance does not stop at the initial provision. Services are offered that provide help far beyond just assisting with a house.