The Challenge


More than 1 billion people live in inadequate conditions.

More than 60 million people are refugees or displaced individuals living in camps or temporary, mostly illegal settlements all over the world.

The average lifespan of a refugee camp is close to 20 years.

The average length of stay in a refugee camp is up to 12 years.

A global tragedy

According to United Nations more than 3 billion people worldwide will be living in unhealthy and unsafe conditions by 2050. Every year natural and man-made disasters force tens of millions of people to leave their homes forever. Uncontrollable urbanization and population growth on a global scale are dramatically changing our habitats. Traditional response systems provided by governments, international relief- and development agencies are highly challenged and often unable to respond adequately to these global dramas.