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Overview of Global Shelter Cluster Survey Findings - September 2017

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This document provides an overview of responses to the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) online survey, conducted in preparation for the annual GSC Meeting. Findings are based on a total of 106 responses, as of 26 September 2017.

Participant profile

The largest proportion of survey respondents are based in Asia & Pacific (54%) and Africa (14%). 15% of respondents work at “global” or Headquarter level, operating from European countries, the United States and Australia. Members of the Afghanistan Shelter Cluster represent the largest group of survey participants, with a total of 14 responses, followed by the Global Cluster (13) and Sudan (11). Syria and Sri Lanka are the next best represented with 9 and 8 survey respondents respectively. Respondents belong mostly to International NGOs (34% of respondents), UN Agencies (23%), National NGOs (18%) and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (16%). Finally, 18% of respondents are shelter cluster coordinators, 17% are shelter specialists within their organisation, and 15% are representatives of their organisation.