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This study focuses on research and guidance regarding the provision of shelter to refugees. It also considers the concomitant policies and strategies employed to determine the location of settlements. The purpose of the review is to assess the state of shelter research and current practices, as well as help disseminate the knowledge gained from agencies' past operational experiences. Approximately 200 references to both academic papers and operational materials are listed. In 2003, the author added an introduction to the study in which he describes the context for the original review and why it was prepared. He also notes the progress that has been made in shelter provision in the intervening years, thanks in part to the enhanced knowledge that has been gained through greater research and practice. The study was originally published as a monograph in 1995 and reissued electronically in 2003.

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