Shelter Conditions

Shelter Conditions

Unsanitary shelter conditions include the following: - lack of adequate ventilation, smoke pollution (e.g. from indoor cooking); - inadequate insulation and lack of heating in cold climates, inadequate protection from the sun, inadequate protection from the wind, leaking structures;- infestation by pests and disease vectors (rats, mosquitoes, cockroaches etc.); - lack of basic amenities such as bedding, storage containers etc.; - accident hazards such as unprotected stairwells in multi-storey buildings and lack of structural safety; - lack of privacy (particularly in collective shelters with inadequate partitions between family or household areas) and of personal security.

Unit Description: 
qualitative
Numerator: 
N/A
Denominator: 
N/A
Disaggregation: 
N/A
Threshold / Standard: 
1) Less than 2 m2 of covered floor area per person and unsanitary shelter conditions 2) Less than 2 m2 of covered floor area per person or unsanitary shelter conditions 3) Between 2 m2 and 3.5 m2 of covered floor area per person and sanitary shelter conditions 4) At least 3.5m2 of covered floor area per person and sanitary shelter conditions
General guidance: 
Seek data from key informants in the camp management and camp coordination cluster. Shelter conditions may be verified visually during a household survey, transect walk or other method. Where there is a large variation in shelter conditions for a population on the same site (for example, where some people have remained in their houses and others have moved into a school following a cyclone), an average score should be estimated for the total population concerned and a note made on the variation in conditions in the 'notes' box.
Guidance for pre-crisis/baseline: 
N/A
Data Sources: 
Key informant
Comments: 
N/A
Code: 
W 7-6
Sub-domain: 
W7 Aggravating Factors
Unit of Measurement: 
Household
Types: 
Baseline
Global Clusters: 
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Sector cross-tagging: 
S1.1 Access
S1.2 Assistance
(R) Early Recovery
H3 Communicable diseases
H6 Environmental Health