- Current Challenges
Shelter and Settlement Programme
The Shelter Programme seeks to build the refugee communities’ capacity to ensure safe and adequate housing for their households, while offering related livelihoods opportunities as part of TBC’s preparedness for return strategy.
Skills development focuses on assessment of shelter needs, concrete construction techniques, bamboo growing and treatment, production of roof leaf thatch, as well as understanding natural resource management. It also aims to reduce the demand for externally procured materials and to promote cooperation with surrounding villages for the sustainable use of natural resources.
In the second half of 2013, great efforts were made to upscale bamboo planting activities in seven out of nine camps and in total, 16,000 trees and bamboo plants were planted.