Our new brochure can be read <a href="http://worldshelters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/ws_new_brochure.pdf">here</a>.<
<a href="http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2007/10/gallery_instant_housing" title="Wired Instant Housing Article" target="_blank"><img src="http://worldshelters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/wired_science_88x31.jpg" alt="Wired" align="left" /></a> Article about both design-stage and in-production low-cost, disaster relief structures. Our in-production shelters show how innovative designs can be brought to production and offered in support of the shelter needs of humanitarian agencies around the world. The article can be read <a href="http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2007/10/gallery_instant_housing" target="_article">here […]
World Shelters’ manufacturing partner in Delhi, Modern Prefab Systems, makes low-cost permanent shelters, and can manufacture Q-Shelters for distribution in Asia and Africa. [Click here to visit Modern Prefab Systems]
World Shelters’ manufacturing partner Numatech West makes and cuts the corrugated plastic U-Dome. [Click Here to Visit Numatech West]
World Shelters’ manufacturing partner Midwest Canvas makes the USAID/OFDA sheeting material for the Q-Shelter Specifications. [Click Here to Visit Midwest Canvas]
Mozambique was one of the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance test locations in the mid-1980’s for earlier versions of the Q-Shelter, winning this particular global competition.
Guam was one of the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance test locations in the mid-1980’s for earlier versions of the Q-Shelter, winning this particular global competition.
World Shelters donated shelters at the request of <a href="http://www.theirc.org/" title="International Rescue Committee" target="_blank">International Rescue Committee</a> in 2002.<
<img src="http://worldshelters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/el_salvador_thumb.JPG" class="gallery"/>In 1986, Dymax Designs was the predecessor to World Shelters. The Dymax Quonset won USAID/OFDA’s global competition for disaster relief shelters. This first version of the Q-shelter in El Salvador was deployed as part of a field test for USAID/OFDA. Displaced families lived in the shelters. The updated shelter again won in 1999-2000.<
Following the disastrous tsunami in 2004, World Shelters raised funds to provide 20 shelters to International Medical Corps for use in Sri Lanka as portable medical clinics. Additional shelters were delivered to a village in Galle, Sri Lanka and in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. International Medical Corps was founded in 1984 by volunteer physicians and nurses. […]