Issues Related to the Provision of Emergency Shelter in Drought Conditions
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In the immediate past, as well as in the present, there have been major drought relief operations in Africa. Although the area most affected has been those countries in the Sahel region, others such as Kenya, Tanzania,Ethiopia and Somalia have also experienced drought of such magnitude that massive relief programs were initiated. A major facet of these operations has been the provision of food and water to the victims of the drought. Later, aid is often used to assist drought victims in replenishing animal herds, acquiring seed for crops, improving water sources, etc. Several agencies have also proposed emergency shelter and housing programs for the victims. This paper explores the issues related to the provision of emergency shelter under drought conditions and the impact of such programs in a long-term context.
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Ressler, Everett M.; Cuny, Frederick C. (1977). Issues Related to the Provision of Emergency Shelter in Drought Conditions. INTERTECT. Available electronically from