IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
2. IMPROVING VENTILATION
This diagram is included in an appeal by 239 international scientists to the medical community to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19 and the importance of ventilation. The need to improve ventilation is equally applicable to the situation in overcrowded refugee camps.
The importance of this airborne spread in refugee camps was highlighted by WHO when they reported that acute respiratory infections (ARIs) were the main cause of deaths in Cox's Bazar in 2017.
Deaths from acute respiratory infections are partly due to families living in overcrowded, poorly ventilated shelters.
Coronavirus is an acute respiratory infection.
The RSK shelter has a higher roof and improved ventilation at eaves level to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus.
each RSK roof frame is supported by 4 corner posts
Unlike a traditional shelter there is no roof lattice or central support posts lashed to the side beams.
This is a clear space underneath the eaves that greatly facilitates the building of "through" ventilation.
Cox's Bazar Photo S.Halbert 2017
RSK roof frames are ideal for hanging partitions to divide living space