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practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

KEY BENEFITS OF RSK : ECONOMICAL

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4 unit reception / classroom $60

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Emergency RSK shelter $22

THE RSK FRAME COSTS LESS THAN $10

The bamboo, rope and lashings cost on average $9.60 retail.

The main costs are the IFRC standard relief tarpaulins which can be $20 each.

The basic emergency shelter with one tarpaulin is therefore $29.60. If the rope is replaced by bamboo, and the bamboo is grown and dried by the family, the cost of a complete RSK shelter can be as little as $22. This is a fraction of the cost of a relief tent .

The RSK double elevated transitional shelter, using 2 tarpaulins, cost less than $50.

The RSK 40 square metre classroom , using 2 tarpaulins, costs less than $60.

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Nepal shelters using traditional split bamboo for roof will no longer need to be built by Oxfam staff

LABOUR SAVINGS

Both emergency and transitional RSK shelters can be built by the beneficiary family without assistance from aid agency staff. In large scale disasters this will result in considerable savings in staff wages.

TRANSPORT SAVINGS

The RSK requires only two lengths of pole, 3 metres and 4 metres. This together with the fact that the RSK uses 33% less bamboo will result in huge savings in transportation costs ( one in 3 less truck loads of bamboo will be required).

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