Data for 'Toward healthy housing for the displaced'

The population of people living in temporary settlements after disasters is in the millions and the average stay in these settlements exceeds a decade. The issue of the thermal performance of shelters and their impact on health is generally overlooked by the academic community. In an attempt to rebalance this situation, thermal surveys were conducted in two refugee camps in Jordan. Thermal monitoring data of the shelters over two weeks in summer and winter are presented in this dataset.

Cite this dataset as:
Albadra, D., Coley, D., Hart, J., 2018. Data for 'Toward healthy housing for the displaced'. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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thermal monitoring data in shelters in Azraq and Zaatari camp


Dima Albadra
University of Bath

David Coley
University of Bath

Jason Hart
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Temporal coverage:

From 1 September 2016 to 22 January 2017

Geographical coverage:

Jordan, Azraq and Zaatari refugee camps

Geospatial point:

Latitude 32.29° Longitude 36.33°

Latitude 31.91° Longitude 36.59°


Data collection method:

Environmental monitoring data (temperature C and relative humidity %) was collected using I-buttons (DS1923-F5 Temperature and humidity logger) in 5 shelters in each camp, over 10 days in summer and winter. measurements were recorded at half an hour intervals. The I-buttons were placed in the middle of the one room shelter at 1.5m high. A weather station was positioned on the roof a UNHCR caravan, temperature and humidity measurements were taken every minute and an average recoded every 30 minutes.

Additional information:

thermal adaptation and social survey data available at:


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Healthy Housing for Refugees in Extreme Climate

Publication details

Publication date: 11 January 2018
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Albadra, D., Coley, D., and Hart, J., 2018. Toward healthy housing for the displaced. The Journal of Architecture, 23(1), 115-136. Available from:

Related datasets and code

Albadra, D., Vellei, M., Coley, D., and Hart, J., 2017. Dataset for "Thermal comfort in desert refugee camps: An interdisciplinary approach". Version 1. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Dima Albadra


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences