Refugee Camps Across America



This project aims to create an environmentally sustainable, durable, living environment for refugees that can be broken down, moved and rebuilt in a different location for post-conflict scenarios.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Seen above, the international community is facing the issue of providing proper housing for 14,664,000 refugees and internally displaced persons. The materials used for shelters are often of poor quality and poor sanitation leads to disease. One example is the current situation in Haiti where their shelters have been destroyed by the hurricanes that have hit the island nation following the earthquake in January 2010. This project will affect millions of refugees in various areas of the world.

How will this project solve this problem?

The pilot project provides sustainable and durable housing for refugees that can be broken down, moved to a different location, and rebuilt. The materials are high quality and participants are taught how to build and break down the shelters. This project will solve the problem of cost effectively providing temporary housing while maintaining the highest standards for refugee camps across the globe.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will provide rapid response housing for 100 refugees that can be multiplied to include larger numbers of people. We will be able to react much more efficiently to disasters, man-made or natural, and provide temporary, proper housing. This will improve the standards and methods used to design, construct, and manage refugee camps in the future.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $170

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $170 .  The original project funding goal was $66,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Rachel Lewis

Decatur, Georgia United States

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