International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Societies- Shelter Research Unit


The IFRC-Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) was established on initiative of the Benelux Red Cross Societies in cooperation with the IFRC Shelter and Settlements Department in Geneva, to build up technical capacities and resources in sheltering within the Red Cross Red Crescent movement that help improve humanitarian shelter response. Its mission is to reduce shelter related vulnerabilities and risks of people affected by disasters through improved humanitarian shelter interventions.

ODS was commissioned by the IFRC Shelter Research Unit with the identification, testing, development and promotion of a humanely acceptable and technically adapted partitioning solution for larger spaces for refugees.