Famine and Flat Packs: The Future of Refugee Shelters

Famine and Flat Packs - Elizabeth Renard

The cramped conditions in Zataari Camp, Jordan, incubate organised crime and sexual violence. Courtesy of DFID (flickr).

In this article for the Oxonian Globalist, Elizabeth Renard explains how recent developments in architecture might promise a better future for displaced persons. By looking at IKEA’s new shed-like, flat-pack refugee shelter that is now in use in Ethiopia, Lebanon and Iraq, she explores the difficulties surrounding cost and durability are being solved by new innovation in temporary accommodation for the world’s refugees.

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