The An analysis of the Differences Between Temporary Accommodation and Emergency Accommodation


  • Shahram Zendeh Del Sabet Phd student in urban planning and master's degree in geography and urban planning with specialization (improvement and renovation), and civil technology engineering - construction and expert in judicial sciences and management of the postgraduate education and doctoral (electronic) center of Payam Noor University, Isfahan – Iran


accommodation, temporary accommodation, emergency accommodation, accident


When an accident occurs, the injured people stay in the area for about two to 12 hours, waiting for their assignment to be clarified. After this period, the period of emergency accommodation begins, which may last from the first day to the first six months. In this period, the injured people are generally accommodated in tents. The third stage is the stage of temporary accommodation. This stage, which often follows the previous stage, begins in the second month and may even last up to six years or more. The end of this stage depends on the reconstruction operation and permanent settlement. The current research is an applied research in terms of its purpose and a descriptive-analytical research in terms of its nature and methodology. This research seeks to examine the differences between emergency accommodation and temporary accommodation. Therefore, firstly, the definitions of the subject are given and finally, the types of accommodation are classified. With a review of the history of the evolution of the above-mentioned species during recent decades, temporary accommodation, as a distance limit between emergency accommodation and permanent accommodation, has always been the focus of many discussions and debates. While in some accidents there is an urgent need for temporary accommodation due to various political, social and climatic reasons, following a number of other accidents, the said distance has been removed or other approaches have been adopted, including the possibility of physically connecting the emergency accommodation to the permanent one. On the other hand, disaster literature emphasizes not to use temporary accommodation as the first solution. There are many solutions for providing shelter, of which temporary accommodation is only one of them. In other words, temporary accommodation should be considered the last solution as much as possible due to the possibility of becoming permanent.





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Zendeh Del Sabet, S. (2023). The An analysis of the Differences Between Temporary Accommodation and Emergency Accommodation. International Journal of New Findings in Health and Educational Sciences (IJHES), 1(2), 145–158. Retrieved from