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Table 1 Housing indicators

From: Repatriation of Afghan refugees from Iran: a shelter profile study

The sphere project indicators Proxy indicators for this study
Indicators for covered living space
 1. The initial covered floor area per person is at least 3.5 m2 1. Per head covered area of 3.5 m2;
 2. The covered area enables safe separation and privacy between the sexes, between different age groups, and between separate families within a given household as required Excluded due to lack of data
 3. Essential household activities can be carried out within the shelter 2. Access to a private covered cooking area (kitchen);
3. Access to a private latrine;
 4. Key livelihood support activities are accommodated where possible Excluded due to lack of data
Indicators for design
 1. The design of the shelter and the materials used are familiar where possible and culturally and socially acceptable Excluded due to lack of data
 2. The repair of existing damaged shelters or the upgrading of initial shelter solutions constructed by the disaster-affected population is prioritized Excluded due to lack of data
 3. Alternative materials required to provide temporary shelter are durable, practical, and acceptable to the affected population Excluded due to lack of data
 4. The type of construction, materials used, and the sizing and positioning of openings provides optimal thermal comfort and ventilation Excluded due to lack of data
 5. Access to water supply sources and sanitation facilities, and the appropriate provision of rainwater harvesting, water storage, drainage, and solid waste management, complement the construction of shelters 4. Access to electricity;
5. Access to piped water;
 6. Vector control measures are incorporated into the design and materials are selected to minimize health hazards Excluded due to lack of data
  1. Source: The Sphere Project (2011)