The Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Cluster works to ensure that everyone has the right to adequate housing. The cluster brings together local authorities with UN agencies and NGOs in order to coordinate and improve the provision of emergency shelter and NFIs. The result is a harmonized effort to support affected Somali people to claim their right to adequate housing and live in dignified circumstances. Cluster members distribute NFIs, such as plastic sheeting, cooking sets, blankets, jerry cans, sleeping mats, sanitary items and shelter. The cluster provides minimum standards that guide members in the provision of NFIs and shelter-related interventions.
The cluster contributes to the protection of displaced and other vulnerable groups from life-threatening elements through the distribution of Emergency Assistance Packages (EAPs), improve living conditions and facilitate access to durable solutions for displaced people.
Through the cluster approach, the Emergency Shelter/NFI Cluster assures the provision of an accountable, predictable and reliable emergency response to all affected people in need of shelter and NFIs in Somalia. Shelter and basic NFIs provide the bedrock of recovery from the shock of displacement and offer early relief from disaster. Without this foundation, the chances of protecting basic human dignity are reduced, health is compromised, the ability to cope with poor nutrition is diminished and it is increasingly difficult to improve lives in the settlements.
The cluster's response strategy contains three pillars that reflect different shelter-related needs:
- Emergency response - Enhancing the cluster’s capacity to respond to new displacement sin a timely, transparent and accountable manner.
- Transitional shelter - Provision of transitional shelter to stabilized IDP settlements, as of yet mainly located in Puntland and Somaliland.
- Support for durable solutions - When conditions are conducive, support voluntary return to place of origin or voluntary relocation, and help with settlement planning and realization.
The Emergency Shelter/NFI Cluster also advocates that all members conduct Post-Distribution Monitoring exercises to measure the appropriateness of the items distributed, the effectiveness of the distribution methodology, and the possible protection risks encountered during and after the distributions.
|Minutes of Meetings and Contacts|
|Bossaso 29 Feb. 2012 | 18 Mar. 2012 | 22 May 2012 | 23 Jul. 2012 | 15 Oct. 2012|
|Nairobi 18 Apr. 2012|
|Garowe 27 Feb. 2012|
|Mogadishu 24 Jan. 2012 | 04 Nov. 2012|
|Tri Cluster Coordination|
|Tri- Cluster Contact List|
|Draft Site Plan Sectors [ Aug. 2012]|
|Tri-cluster Coordination Meetings 25 Jul. 2012 | 20 June 2012 | 04 Jul. 2012 | Zona K - 27 Jun. 2012 | 07 Jul. 2012 | 11 Jul. 2012 | 02 Aug. 2012 | 08 Aug. 2012 | 01 Aug. 2012 | 14 Aug. 2012 | 27 Aug. 2012|
|4Ws and Single Reporting Formats|
|Shelter Dashboard [June 2012]|
|4W Shelter Template | Guidance Note|
|Why is there no 4W Online|
|Reports , Assessments , Strategies and Standards|
|CHF First Allocation Tri-cluster Strategy on IDP Settlement Response [26 June 2012]|
|Shelter/NFI Mogadishu Needs Assessment [Feb. 2012]|
|Minimum NFI Package 2012|
|Women's Dignity Kit [25 Jan. 2012]|
|Example of PDM Dashboard|
|Housing Land and Property Bossaso|
|Mogadishu Shelter Topology|
|Shelter/NFI Mogadishu Strategy|
|Strategic Operational Framework [Mar. 2012]|
|Transitional Shelter Assessment Report - Annex 1 | Annex 2|
|Cluster Response Plan [CAP 2012]|
|Shelter /NFI CAP 2012 Projects|
|CAP 2012 Coverage Map|
|The Shelter Bulletin - Issue 01 | Issue 02 | Issue 03|