In Brief

Humanitarian project addresses the problem of flooring in post-disaster zones, something no agency has yet to do

Emergency Floor is a low-cost flooring solution for families who have been affected by natural disasters. Regions struck by climate and conflict disasters frequently have populations forced to depend on camps for shelter. Sleeping directly on the ground exposes people to hypothermia, vermin and infectious diseases, while sleeping off the ground reduces the risk of all three.

The floors begin with repurposed pallets, already delivered to most camps as part of shipping in other relief supplies. Instead of not using the pallets or placing them aside, residents line the floor of the camps as a protecting support. The pallets are beneath Emergency Floor, which itself is made from other repurposed materials found in most refugee camps.

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