NRC Shelter Handbook: Settlement and shelter support

In this Handbook, the word ‘settlement’ is used with two meanings. The first meaning is places where people live, the community’s area. The second meaning is how the affected population settles after a natural disaster, armed conflict or complex emergency. This second meaning of the word settlement is used in the 6+6 settlement options section. Shelter solutions that the affected populations are provided with will meet their basic needs if their settlements have the capacity to ensure the well-functioning of these shelter solutions in terms of infrastructure, resilience and governance.