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    Tearfund is a Relief & Development charity that operates as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). Tearfund works in over 50 countries in close partnership with churches and other Christian organisations. For more information on the work of Tearfund, please visit our website at www.tearfund.org or contact us directly.
    Tearfund is seeking to enter into an agreement with a consultant to provide technical support for definition of technical specifications, building design and preparation of tender documents for the construction of a plastics recycling hub in Nigeria.  More information about this opportunity can be found on the Inter-Agency Procurement Group website.
    The deadline for submission is Friday 12th November 2021 at 17:00 GMT.

 

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Forced Migration Review issue 55 with a major feature on ‘Shelter in displacement’ 

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This latest issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs.

It also contains a selection of ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

Read the full issue or individual articles online at www.fmreview.org/shelter (audio/podcast versions also available via this link) or email fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk to request print copies for your organisation, or for onward distribution or for use in training. (If requesting print copies, please remember to send us your full postal address.)

This issue will be available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Thanks to the following for their financial support for this issue: Better Shelter, Happold Foundation, Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, Norwegian Refugee Council, Open Society Foundations, Suricatta Systems, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UN-Habitat and UNHCR (DPSM).

Shelter Projects 

Spanning humanitarian responses from all over the world, Shelter Projects has collected over 250 case studies and presented them in eight publications. The projects represent responses to conflict, natural disasters and complex or multiple crises, demonstrating some of the implementation and response options available. The book is intended to support learning by highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and some of the lessons that can be learned from different projects, which try to maximize emergency funds to safeguard the health, security and dignity of affected people, whilst – wherever possible – supporting longer-term shelter needs and sustainable recovery. The target audience is humanitarian managers and shelter programme staff from local, national and international organizations at all levels of experience. Shelter Projects is also a useful resource for advocacy purposes, showcasing the work done by the sector, as well as for research and capacity-building activities.

The eight edition is available for download on the https://shelterprojects.org/ website.