The one room shelter strategy was devised by IOM in response to the massive early recovery shelter
needs across Pakistan. Due to the unprecedented numbers aﬀected, the geographic scale and
the varied culture/climate in the area aﬀected, a low‐cost and ﬂexible solution was necessary.
The one room shelter strategy aimed to support the most vulnerable of those with a completely
destroyed house to rebuild one durable ﬂood‐resistant room, according to local designs and
materials, promoting self‐recovery and coping strategies wherever possible.