Shelter and Infrastructure

When natural disasters destroy housing or conflict forces families to flee their homes, Relief International provides for temporary and permanent shelter. Relief International  also contributes to local infrastructure by building schools, irrigation canals, and community centers in impoverished communities. Relief International supports training for local residents so that they can participate in the construction process, creating livelihood opportunities for community members. Complementary programs help make homes safer and more comfortable by promoting products like high-efficiency cook stoves, which decrease indoor air pollution and reduce the need to gather fuel.

Afghanistan: School Construction
With support of the French government, Relief International is constructing three schools in Kapisa’s Nijrab district. Learn More...

Sri Lanka: Communities Rebuilding Communities, Hand in Hand-KNH
To provide life-saving services, reduce poverty and empower war-affected populations in North Sri Lanka. Learn More...

Pakistan: Construction of 2000 Temporary Shelters for IDPs in Swat and Lower Dir
To provide returnees/stayees in NWPF conflict-affected areas with services that support culturally-appropriate and dignified support during displacement and return. Learn More...

Indonesia: Rebuilding Homes, Restoring Hope
The 2006 earthquake resulted in a huge destruction of physical capital, particularly houses that doubled as workspaces, for thousands of families and their home-based industries. RI is empowering quake-affected families in rebuilding their lost houses and rejuvenating their home-based industries. Learn More...