Working Group on NFI practices

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Meeting household needs is part of the shelter response and in many contexts it constitutes a very important part of this response, particularly in conflict-related emergencies with repeated displacements. These households’ needs are often met through the distribution of NFIs but other methodologies are also being used.

In late 2008, the cluster produced guidance on selecting NFIs for shelter which focusses on how to select and combine NFIs into packages. A number of country-level shelter cluster have had important NFI components and good lessons have been learnt on dealing with NFIs and meeting household needs through fairs, cash, and other tools.

This Working Group will gather and disseminate good practices on NFIs and meeting household needs. More information can be found in this summary. This group is led by UNHCR and IFRC.

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