About this Website

Werner Schellenberg and I started this website in 2019 and he began screening his pretty well organized archive for essential documents, notes, fotos, films etc. However, there was little progress because Werner was now and again commissioned by UNHCR in Malawi to improve and expand Dzaleka Refugee Camp and this – obviously – always had first priority for him.

His daughter Gianna however found these notes in one of his notebooks:

So we started to put up a simple structure for this site to give credit to Werner Schellenberg’s work and life following his stations and themes.

As you can see from the following table of content we have only startet to draft pages for all these stations. We plan to add more content as we recover more documents from Werner’s archive, UNHCR ressources and other sources. At this point we want to appeal to colleagues and friends of Werner Schellenberg to contribute with whatever material they have and may find unseful for this site.


Malawi – Dzaleka Refugee Camp – 2015 to 2021

Jordan – Zaatari and Asraq Refugee Camps – 2012 to 2014

Afghanistan – Chief Technical Advisor to Land Allocation Scheme for returning Refugees and IDP’s – 2009 to 2008

Pakistan – Emergency Operations and Shelter Programme – 2005 to 2006 / 2010 to 2012

Angola – Programme for Refugees in Luanda, Uige, and Zaire provinces  – 2000 to 2002

Kosovo & Macedonia – Emergency Intervention in Kosovo / Camp Set-up in Macedonia – 1999 to 2000

Angola – Country Director for Welthungerhilfe, Emergency Programme for returnees demobilized soldiers and IDPs – 1996 – 1998

Mozambique – Senior Physical Planner for UNHCR’s refugee repatriation program – 1994 to 1996

Malawi – Physical Planner for UNHCRs emergency and repatriation programme for Mozambican Refugees – 1988 to 1994

Malawi – Rural Growth Centre Project – 1978 to 1988

Berlin – Associate Professor / Lecturer at Technical University Department of Architecture – 1971 to 1975


Master Planning for UNHCR