Millions of refugees around the world live without adequate shelter, and the consequences can be profound: Denied a proper shelter, refugee families face risks to their health and safety. They are without a safe space to eat, to sleep, to store the few belongings they have, to come to terms with what has happened to them, or to begin restoring their lives.
Shelter is so much more than just a roof - dignity, safety, a private family space, a place to build a livelihood, a future and a community. Shelter is, for those who've been forced to flee their home, a place to recover, to begin to rebuild shattered lives. When people are forced to flee. You can help shelter them: