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Emergency shelters, Transitional Shelter, (Construction & rehabilitation) Infrastructure (construction and rehabilitation of Hospitals, Schools, Dams)


Providing shelter is one of HIRA’s priority programs. For an efficient implementation of shelter program, HIRA provides technical and operational support in the construction of emergency and transitional shelter, establish and support shelter management committees and deploy shelter technicians and refugees incentive workers to mobilize the community.

The number Afghans living in inadequate housing standards increased form from 6.5 to 9.4 million between 2019 and 2020.  The poor and inadequate housing conditions may mean they are overcrowded living in conditions where they are unable to stand within the shelter due to low walls, have rooms where there is no glass in the windows, have limited privacy and may be improperly protected from climatic elements. Among a wide population of socio-economically vulnerable individuals, women, persons with disabilities and the elderly are the most affected, as they often spend more time inside the house. 

HIRA is working to seek:

  • provide emergency shelter to IDP’s and returnees.
  • provide in-kind NFIs (blankets and clothing) to support vulnerable households during extreme winter conditions
  • in collaboration with the community and local markets, support the construction of one- and two-room shelters 
  • upgrade shelter to offer dignity, and better withstand natural hazards and climate and advocate for shelters to be built to better endure natural hazards
  • provide cash-for-rent to cover their basic need for accommodation and offer a pathway to transitional solution
  • build schools as well as additional classrooms for existing schools and provide temporary classrooms
  • provide humanitarian energy solutions for households and the larger community
  • construct trading centers, including markets, as well as transit centres for returnees
  • construct community infrastructure