SHELTER(SAFE HOUSE)

Promoting the protection refugees

IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES, MANY OF THOSE AFFECTED ARE FORCED TO FLEE THEIR HOMES, AND MANY HOMES ARE DESTROYED, IN NATURAL AND MAN MADE DISASTERS.

Safe House and Psychosocial Support

Those who are referred for serious protection concerns are provided comprehensive supports in the safe house. Sometimes few camp referrals to the urban program on protection ground have been referred to DICAC/RRAD safe house on temporary bases for few days’ accommodations.

Most at risk survivors of violence and other most vulnerable refugees referred to the safe house for medical and related rehabilitation services as per the agreed safe house SOP. These refugees get full accommodation and lodging during their stay in the safe house besides counseling and related health care services. Once refugees are referred to the safe house due to any of the identified reasons; protection or medical rehabilitation services for some chronically ill patients and persons with disabilities, DICAC/RRAD assumes full responsibility to provide the required supports.

There is a high level of dependency within urban refugees, given that refugees cannot engage in lawful employment. This problem is exacerbated by inflation and high cost of living, which disproportionately affects urban refugees who further report discrimination in pricing of housing units and other basic commodities. This also heightened the problem to appropriately address the services to the more vulnerable urban refugees as they continuously move to the outskirt of the city and even out of the city because of the increasing difficulty of the living condition. As a way forward, DICAC/RRAD has been providing life skill trainings for the most vulnerable refugee and enables them to support with skill gained by engaging in informal or formal income generation activities.

Providing shelter in such crises is thus often a central part of a humanitarian response in any given crisis. The most pressing goal of providing shelter in these situations is saving the lives of those who are most at risk. Beyond survival, however, providing shelter also ensures the privacy and dignity of those affected, and enhances personal safety and security.

To improve access to shelter for affected communities, EOTC-DICAC/RRAD Distribute tents or materials to repair damaged houses or to build or arrange emergency/transitional/durable housing.

  • Improve living conditions in collective shelters and public buildings.
  • Provide cash to buy materials, hire labor or pay for rent.
  • Provide local construction specialists to advice on safe building practices.

Safe House

The safe house is common living and we provide services to urban refugee men, women, and children as well as people from all lifestyles especially; Refugees having high security concerns are referred to the safe house on temporary basis. The progresses of each case are followed up in the interim period as a base for follow up action.

Safe House offers free and confidential services that are designed to the needs of each survivor.

We provide all safe house services; food, informal education, recreational activities and psychosocial support.