• Refugee Relief: The Development of Resilient Camps and Sustainable Communities: The Case of Al Zaatari Refugee Camp

      Chalfoun, Nader; Abdulhamid, Ismat Ayman; Chalfoun, Nader; Moeller, Colby; Youssef, Omar; Elzomor, Mohamed (The University of Arizona., 2017)
      The continuous turmoil in some regions of the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq, has resulted in the displacement of millions of people, a big portion of those displaced people end up seeking refuge in neighboring countries, where often refugee camps are set up by multiple contributors for humanitarian causes. The infill form of planning that comes with an emergency situation such as war, does not optimize the individual, social and energy efficiency aspects of refugee camps. Looking at the various refugee camps around the world gives an insight on how to/ or not to design in relation to climatic conditions. Lessons learned can also be deducted from looking at established camps and social programs. The goal is to design a grouping of Green shelters that allows for individual wellbeing and social interaction alongside the rest of the basic human needs.