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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

Appendix 1

Shelter, settlement and non-food items assessment checklist

This list of questions serves as a guide and checklist to ensure that appropriate information is obtained to inform post-disaster shelter and settlement response. The list of questions is not mandatory, and should be used and adapted as appropriate. It is assumed that information on the underlying causes of the disaster, the security situation, the basic demographics of the displaced and any host population and the key people to consult and contact, is separately obtained (see Core Standard 3).

1. Shelter and settlement

Assessment and coordination



Resources and constraints

Materials, design and construction

Household and livelihood activities

Essential services and communal facilities

Host community and environmental impact

2. Non-food items

Non-food item needs

Clothing and bedding

Cooking and eating, stoves and fuel

Tools and equipment