Post-disaster Applications for Displaced Populations

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 82)


This chapter generates a separate fleet of floating settlements for post-disaster relief operations. Given an increase in the frequency of natural disasters caused by climate change, there is a corresponding increase with the number of displaced populations. For both climate and political refugees, the timeliness of aid for survival is not the only issue. Beyond the immediate need of restoring damaged infrastructure and providing medical aid; for survivors, is their long-term rehabilitation and recovery. The United Nations (UN) guidelines for post-disaster and humanitarian aid are adopted for response times in providing aid with a flotilla comprising semi-submersibles converted into a 1,500-bed hospital. UN space standards for post-disaster housing are fitted in superbarge accommodation units with additional units for cremation, parks and farm plots to enable survivors to start up activities for self-subsistence. The idea is to create a fully deployable fleet for immediate disaster relief, but also to provide housing, production and communal facilities for establishing and maintaining a settlement in the long term.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Design and EnvironmentNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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