4.3 Protecting people at special risk
Handling the housing conditions of people who have been displaced because of war, flooding, earthquakes, ethnic conflicts and epidemics requires special consideration. This group of people is vulnerable to communicable diseases, physical and sexual abuse, hunger, thirst, and various types of injury. They are likely to be socially and mentally stressed. The provision of shelter (tents and other types of shelter), food, plenty of water and accident prevention is most important. The representatives of displaced populations can be organised into a committee to assist the facilitation of relief assistance. The government needs to have similar organisation to work effectively.