Evaluating children's spaces in refugee settlements: a case study of Ayilo Camp, Adjumani.
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According to a report from UN children’s fund, sixty one percent of all refugees in Uganda are children. Children being the most vulnerable during crisis raises the concern of how their needs can be prioritised in disaster areas. child friendly spaces are the common response to children’s needs in refugee settlements. This dissertation aims at exploring these spaces by analysing the design attributes and what response is drawn from the children. This analysis is aimed at evaluating how responsive these spaces have been to the needs of the children thus deducing the extent to which they have been successful and where they have fallen short. The end goal is to gain an understanding into how architectural design can contribute towards helping children affected by crisis to be afforded sanctuary and identify with spaces as their own thus enabling them heal and feel safe.