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Learning From the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti: Lessons From CRS' 2010–2012 Post-earthquake Activities

This handbook documents Catholic Relief Service’s experience in planning and implementing its urban transitional shelter response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The publication highlights challenges, successes and key aspects that could be useful in future responses to urban disasters.

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Introduction 1
Programming 3
Urban Challenges 6
Crime and Gangs 7
Land Occupancy 9
Scarcity of Space 10
Population Density 11
Rumors 12
Renters and Owners 13
Beneficiary Selection 14
Rubble to Reconstruction 15
Dangerous Structures 19
T-shelter Design 20
T-shelter Construction 23
Procurement and Logistics 27
Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation 29

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