developing practical shelter solutions for disaster relief
By simply lifting its reciprocal frame roof onto posts the emergency shelter can be ugraded to a larger more dignified shelter in less than one hour.
The ReciproBoo emergency shelter supports heavy insulation. This makes it cooler in the tropics and warmer than any tent in severe winters.
RedR UK teams
build bamboo ReciproBoo shelters
Syrian refugees. Bamboo shelter can save lives in winter
IFRC shelter specialist
to develop ReciproBoo
based shelter kit
Monsoon, winter and classroom shelters
Myanmar Red Cross build ReciproBoo bamboo shelters
Paraguay (Elena Vazquez Peña) dissertation published
"Today, there is still no frame available for supporting the thousands of tarpaulins that are delivered by aid agencies when disaster strikes"
It uses 33% less bamboo than any other shelter resulting in huge saving on transportation costs.
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Seeds Asia in Myanmar
The next step is to set up shelter Disaster Preparedness Programmes (DPP) for communities at risk.
Red Cross video shows why the RSK is needed.
These shelters in Haiti would not have collapsed if they had been built with a reciprocal roof.
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