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How Refugee Camp Architecture Is Capturing the Power of Shade

How Refugee Camp Architecture Is Capturing the Power of Shade

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Published by Leonardo Calcagno

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately 45.2 million peoplearound the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Of this staggering number, 15.4 million are considered refugees—people forced out of their country of origin due to war, fear of persecution, or national disaster, left to take up temporary residence in often inadequate structures with limited access to basic human needs. Without a permanent place to settle, and facing a lack of proper security and shelter, refugees face a disproportionally high rate of disease, mental illness, and violence, leaving millions in a constant state of extreme vulnerability. Article continues at architizer.com

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