The protective materials published here by the Red Cross are available to any agency that manages an animal shelter. Several authorities manage emergency shelters during a disaster, including the Red Cross. Other institutions can run a shelter in collaboration with the Red Cross, with or without The support of the Red Cross, or run a shelter independently. Managed Shelters Partners are managed in collaboration with the Red Cross by partners according to Red Cross principles. The Red Cross provides housing for work assistance to meet the immediate needs of people and communities directly affected by disasters. Few activities are at the centre of the Red Cross` main mission as housing for the victims of the disaster. The shelters provide a safe and secure place for individuals and families to stay during and after a disaster, and the Red Cross brand is widely recognized as a symbol of refuge.