HEALTH BENEFITS


IMPROVED VENTILATION

The RSK shelter provides much better ventilation then traditional shelters.

In traditional lattice bamboo roof shelters the walls support the roof allowing very little ventilation at eaves level.


Traditional lattice roof shelters refugee camp Bangladesh 2017


The RSK roof is supported by the corner posts and not the walls. This allows an open gap to be left at eaves level to provide good ventilation.


RSK roof with eaves ventilation Joint UNHCR RSK training Sittwe 2017


The is especially important where families have to cook inside their shelter as seen with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.


Smoke build up due to poor ventilation. Refugee camp Bangladesh 2017


A COOLER INSULATED SHELTER

This is due to the ability of the RSK roof frame to support insulation.

Traditional split bamboo lattice roofs cannot be loaded in this manner.

Lowering the inside temperature not only makes the shelter more comfortable but also

helps reduce dehydration particularly in debiltated individuals.