Dwellings built from containers do not have to be restricted to residential dwellings or commercial applications. The earthquake that destroyed Haiti in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the United States in 2012 sounded the alarm for the world. Governments, aid agencies, and designers around the world began to choose containers to build emergency shelter container. When a disaster strikes, the emergency shelter container can be transported to the affected area, serving as temporary hospitals, clinics, warehouses, morgues, and dwellings, to provide assistance to the affected people.
Emergency shelter container also increases the opportunity to provide critical services in areas with scarce supplies and infrastructure. It is relatively simple to transport containers to remote areas. This is especially important for developing countries that lack medical services. You can find emergency shelter containers full of essential items in Haiti, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and other areas. They provide local people with the most basic medical services that are simply not available through other channels.
Emergency shelter containers have also served in the military for many years. They are mainly used as military camps. Global scientific research projects also use the temporary and portability of container houses in the same way. Even in remote Antarctica, containers can provide scientific researchers with shelter and storage.