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Helping families rebuild their lives
Upon return to an area devastated by conflict or to a house badly damaged, UNHCR provides returning families with a home. The assistance may include construction of a basic house, provision of construction materials or a cash grant. Shelters are designed according to context, culture and local materials available.
UNHCR also supports families with; cash to help cover the rent while getting re-established; shelter kits if they have the skills to build the home that they would like to live in; or legal support if former refugees return home to home their home occupied by another.