The S(P)EEDKIT concept offers rapid humanitarian solutions – rapid deployment of shelters, facilities and medical care resources following major disasters - for self-recovery of communities. Currently, several developments have resulted in early field testing and deployment. The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), all partners within S(P)EEDKITS, have on-going field operations. Selected solutions can be tested in these humanitarian operations, usually in situations where infrastructure is poor and skilled labour scarce.
The goal is to plan and implement demonstration of the concepts developed within S(P)EEDKITS. The project develops concepts for e.g. health care and sanitation solutions, infrastructural solutions, and shelter units.
Partners in the S(p)eedkit project are: Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
The Netherlands Red Cross
Disaster Management Phase