- Who are we?
The shelter and settlements function at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises seven permanent staff: five senior officers with sector technical expertise in addition to the head of department and a senior assistant. Close links with counterparts in the five zone offices with responsibilities for shelter sector support and development are maintained. The shelter and settlements function includes overseeing the IFRC’s role as convener of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) global shelter cluster. Interested National Societies fund and host global focal points in order to provide additional support for this inter-agency role.