Author: 
Global Shelter Cluster
Year: 
2018
Type of Resource: 
Manuals and Training materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

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 a public platform co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level, it has 44 partners who participate on a regular basis. IFRC is convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.

This website is a repository for over 200 case studies and overviews of post-disaster and post-conflict shelter projects. Scroll down to use the searchable table of documents to find the article you need, or find a case study using the map below!

Since 2015, a considerable effort has been made to gather and consolidate key data from country-level clusters in order to inform evidence-based advocacy. This has been done through introducing tools for information systematization like the GSC Factsheet.

The GSC Factsheet has been designed to give a snapshot overview of a country where a cluster has been activated, this information is both useful for partners arriving newly in-country as well as for advocacy purposes while meeting with regional and global stakeholders, including donors.

The factsheets are published on the GSC website, they are also published twice per year in hard-copy alongside the annual GSC Achievements Report and Mid-Year Achievements Report. In addition, they are used to populate the dashboard on the homepage of the GSC website.

You can view country-specific factsheets by clicking on the name of the country whose response page you wish to visit.