Superadobe houses: a dignified future for refugees in Jordan

Superadobe houses : a dignified future for refugees in Jordan

Superadobe is a temporary building approach that Oxfam piloted in Za’atari refugee camp, shaping a more environmentally friendly, livable and dignified future for refugees in Jordan. It is a form of “sandbag architecture” that requires plastic bags, wire, and sand gathered on site in addition to a little know-how.

Hasan is one of our volunteers that helped Oxfam turn SuperAdobe construction into reality. “We were always worried about going back to Syria, now I can build a house until I’m able to find a place to live in”, said Hasan.

In Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, we are helping more than 2 million people with life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital food aid, as well as helping refugees make a living and protecting them from violence and abuse.