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The Global Shelter Cluster

The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support.

The GSC is co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level. IFRC is the convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.

The GSC is a public platform with 35 global partners who participate on a regular basis. In addition to IFRC and UNHCR, partners of the Global Shelter Cluster include: ACTED, Archi-Urgent, Article 25, Care UK, Cart ONG, Christian Aid, CHF, CRS, Danish Refugee Council, DFID, ECHO, Habitat for Humanity International,  IMPACT, InterAction, International Rescue Committee, IOM, Medair, NRC, OFDA, Oxfam GB, ProAct, RedR, Relief International, RICS, Save The Children UK, SDC, Shelter Centre, SKAT, UN Habitat, UN OCHA, UNRWA and  World Vision International.

- This video provides introduction to Shelter Cluster

- This brochure provides an introduction to the Global Shelter Cluster
- This document summarizes the achievements of the cluster in 2013
- This document summarizes the achievements of the cluster in 2014
- This document summarizes the achievements of the cluster in 2015
- This document summarizes the mid-year achievements of the cluster in 2016
- The work of the Global Shelter Cluster is based on its Strategy 2013-2017
 
Click here for the scope of the Global Shelter Cluster
Click here for the structure of the Global Shelter Cluster
 

To know more about the cluster approach, the Humanitarian Reform, and the Transformative Agenda click on The Cluster Approach.