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Coordinating Humanitarian Shelter

Global Shelter Cluster


The Global shelter Cluster (GSC) seeks to ​assist the different clusters at national level as well as other non refugee related coordination mechanisms by providing services in a timely, predictable and coordinated manner in order to improve the humanitarian effort. The GSC aims to reinforce preparedness and technical capabilities in order to respond to humanitarian crises through coordination at regional, national and global levels.

The GSC is a public platform with nearly 30 global partners who participate on a regular basis.

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


Click here for the scope of the GSC activities

Click here for the structure of the GSC


 Key Global Documents

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2014 GSC Thematic PrioritiesGlobal Shelter Cluster Thematic Priorities for 201 as approved by the global SAG08/04/2013
2013 GSC Thematic PrioritiesGlobal Shelter cluster Thematic Priorities for 2013 as approved by the global Strategic Advisory Group18/01/2013
2013 - 2017 GSC StrategyGlobal Shelter Strategy for 2013-2017 as approved by the global Strategic Advisory Group18/01/2013



 Global Shelter Cluster Contacts


Global Shelter Cluster Coordinators

Graham SAUNDERS(IFRC)            Monica NORO(UNHCR)
email:     email:
tel: + 41 22 730 4241                      tel: +4122 7398041    

Deputy Shelter Cluster Coordinators

Pablo Medina 
(IFRC)                    Miguel URQUIA(UNHCR)
Coordination in natural disasters      Coordination in conflict             email:
tel: +41 22 730 4381                        tel: +41 22 739 8537

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