The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 45 member organizations. The Cluster addresses emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle. A Technical Working Group chaired by Global Communities provides member organizations with guidance on Shelter and NFI standards.
▪ The S/NFI Cluster has used USD 1.7 million from the Emergency Reserve Allocation to stockpile emergency winter items and ensure immediate NFI distributions in hard to reach and besieged areas.
▪ The cluster brought humanitarian assistance to 336,037 individuals in 59 districts through 26 organizations.
▪ Some 16 SNFIs Cluster members contributed to the NFIs emergency response for the IDPs from Eastern Aleppo City (EAC). 60,535 NFI items were distributed in Jebel Saman, Harim, Idleb and Azaz districts.
▪ The data collection for the SNFI needs assessment in the North and South Syria was successfully completed on 31 December; the report is expected to be released in February 2017.
▪ The NFIs winterization assistance continues. By to end of December 2016, the below cumulative target was reached:
- 182,000 individuals assisted with consumable NFIs (GAP is 43%)
- 497,669 individuals assisted with non-consumable NFIs (GAP is 25%)
▪ The Raqqa NFIs Contingency Stock Map was updated:
- 11 organizations would be able to respond in a total of 28 Sub-Districts
- 9 organizations expressed their willingness to scale-up their programmes
- 119,388 individuals could be assisted with the current stock
- 70,600 more individuals could be assisted with the agencies’ own resources (NFIs in pipelines)
- The remaining approx. 210,012 individuals could be assisted if funds were available - GAP in funding to cover the basic NFIs need is estimated being approx. 5.2 M USD. if extra funds will be available, the Cluster recommends an allocation of additional 2.8 M USD to meet the organizations’ plans and provide a supplementary assistance to the IDPs
▪ Coordinate the Cluster members’ interventions in order to avoid overlapping.
▪ Harmonize till the maximum extend feasible the Shelter and NFIs assistance across the Cluster members.
▪ Respond to the ongoing displacements especially within the host communities in coordination with Damascus and Jordan hubs.
▪ Ensure continued assistance to besieged areas.
▪ Ensure a coordinated preparedness for winterization response.
▪ Increase the access to Shelter and improve the standards of the Shelter stocks.
▪ Advocate for the centralization and pre-positioning of the stocks.
▪ Consolidate the emergency SNFI contingency plans and coordinating the SNFIs emergency response.
▪ The update of the People in Need figures at sub-district level is crucial in order to determine accurate gaps. The data available is from September 2015 (WOS assessment).
▪ Constraints in stockpiling big amounts inside Syria due to access, condition of the roads, security, size of the trucks.
▪ Continued assistance to besieged areas