Techniques and wisdom in the distribution of non-food items is developing faster than what South Africans are adapting.

Reasons for this may be rooted in the fact that most of sub-Saharan Africa has not had much need and subsequent exposure to the workings of international rescue teams.

This page will list some international resources on this topic to whet your appetite for further learning.

http://www.ungei.org/resources/files/10.pdf

http://www.redr.org.uk/objects_store/the_sphere_handbook_-_shelter_and_settlement.pdf

http://www.the-ecentre.net/resources/e_library/doc/12-COMMD.PDF

http://www.spherehandbook.org/en/hygiene-promotion-standard-2-identification-and-use-of-hygiene-items&display=print/

Sphere Handbook