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CCCM Cluster Newsletter #1, Oct 2011

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INTRODUCTION

Since its roll-out in 2005, the Humanitarian Reform has resulted in the creation of 11 Global clusters, including Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM). The cluster approach is an inclusive and participatory coordination mechanism that aims to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian action, through clear definition of roles, responsibilities, and leadership for each sector. The cluster ap-proach functions mainly at two levels. At the global level, the aim is to strengthen sectoral preparedness, technical and human capacity. At the country level, the primary purpose of the cluster is to strengthen coordination and partnership between all humanitarian organizations active in a particular crisis.

The Global CCCM Cluster

Humanitarian Reform

IOM and UNHCR co-lead the Global CCCM Cluster for natural disaster and conflict-induced IDP situations respectively. The overall goal of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of internally displaced persons by facilitating the effective provision of protection and services in camps and camp-like settings, advocate for durable solutions and ensure organized closure and phase-out of camps upon the IDPs’ relocation, return, resettle-ment or local integration. The Cluster primarily supports all IDP operations in which the CCCM Cluster has been activated. Its support also extends to any IDP operation without a formerly activated CCCM cluster but which has camp or camp-like IDP population. Presently the CCCM Cluster is operation-al in 11 countries, of which IOM leads in Haiti, Namibia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines and Timor Leste and UNHCR leads in Chad, Pakistan, Yemen, and DRC. A co-lead arrangement between IOM and UNHCR is in place for the joint leadership of the CCCM cluster in Cote D’Ivoire.
As Cluster co-leads, UNHCR and IOM are responsible for the management of the Cluster Secretariat at the Global level, which entails activities such as coordination, strengthening global preparedness, developing and dissemi-nating tools and acting as provider of last resort. Members of the Cluster at the Global level are CARE International, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Nor-wegian Refugee Council (NRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Lu-theran World Federation (LWF), Shelter Center, United Nations Environ-mental programme (UNEP), and the Office for the Coordination of Humani-tarian Affairs (OCHA).