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D4D | Designing for Disaster

Environmentally responsive app generates safer camp layouts for government- and NGO first- responders

Women and girls make up half of all displaced people, but only 4.5% of aid protects their rights.

The configuration of emergency shelter encampments compounds violence. The physical layout of housing, hygiene and service areas rarely include women’s actual needs for survival and safety. As a result, many women and girls never seek shelter or relief.

Designing for Disaster is an environmentally responsive app that provides a digital blueprint for rapid emergency shelter deployment focusing on the safety and hygiene needs of women and girls. 

 

Utilizing the technology of land survey apps to measure and mark terrain, first responders can quickly deploy shelter encampments according to responsive blueprints that maximizes stakeholder safety.

Image by Ninno JackJr

In Darfur refugee camps, 82% of rape victims treated by Médecins Sans Frontières were attacked while conducting daily familial duties, such as fetching water. 

Refugee women could generate and contribute $1.4 trillion to the annual global GDP.

Raiyan Kabir and Jeni Klugman

RefugeeWorks

50%
Refugees are women & girls
+100 million 
People are forcibly displaced 
1 in 5
Female refugees experience sexual violence

Current figures as of 12.2022 via World Bank, UN Refugee Agency, Women for Women International

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