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03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

17 Nov 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Unconditional cash transfers1 are increasingly prevalent in humanitarian response plans. The use of cash is now widely accepted across all contexts and there has been significant focus on the means by which cash can facilitate and promote more efficient and effective delivery of support. This is alongside the increased attention throughout the decade on risk mitigation and feasibility as well as improved effectiveness substantiated through impact evaluation that has, in turn, meant a growth in programme policy and evidence-based planning.

14 Feb 2014 description

Andreas Stensland (13.02.2014)

More than a million children in the Philippines were left without schooling after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed thousands of buildings and teaching materials. NORCAP’s Eirik Grønvold is deployed to UNICEF to ensure that children affected by the typhoon get the opportunity to continue their education.