The aim of the Association is to relieve the suffering and reduce the vulnerability of those affected by conflicts and natural disasters through supporting impartially all stakeholders involved in transitional settlement and reconstruction. In recognising the human right to adequate housing, Shelter Centre seeks to strengthen the collaboration, consensus and capacity of humanitarian and developmental agencies and donors, international financial institutions, and affected governments and populations. Through these actions, Shelter Centre endeavours to promote peace and security through achieving sustainable livelihoods recovery, risk management and environmental management. The Humanitarian Library, a major initiative of Shelter Centre, is a platform where humanitarian aid knowledge is shared on a real-time basis. As a user-oriented resource, it is designed to support all humanitarian stakeholders world-wide in accessing and sharing knowledge useful to implementing programming, helping to identify good practice and learn lessons across sectors and areas of responsibility.