Nearly 60 participants and event coordinators were brought together to a beautiful deer park in Sussex to consider how different shelter elements fit into the overall humanitarian emergency response. With four 1.5 hr practical workshops and six talks delivered by humanitarians over the weekend, we were definitely kept busy!
With the above, we had the opportunity to build their own reconstructions of example humanitarian shelters, such as the reciproboo, as well as getting the chance to view some real life examples of current shelters used in the humanitarian response, for instance those kindly provided by Shelterbox. We heard about non traditional aspects of shelter, and learnt about the importance of empowering beneficiaries.
As well as all of the above, we let our childhood nostalgia loose as we explored in the mud, camped under the stars, and toasted marshmallows by the campfire in the evening. The RedR staff team were especially pleased by how well the bacon butties, quiche and approximately 10 tonnes of coleslaw went down!