AUTHOR: Global Shelter Cluster
LAST UPDATED: frequent periodic updates
TYPE OF TOOL: Guidelines, handbooks, and planning toolkits
KEYWORDS: humanitarian action, Shelter Cluster, guidelines, handbook, shelter, risk reduction, impact assessment
FORMAT: Web site, Specific tools available primarily in English
https://www.sheltercluster.org/Pages/default.aspx (global shelter cluster)
https://www.sheltercluster.org/References/Pages/default.aspx (resource page)
https://www.sheltercluster.org/References/Pages/Environment.aspx (documents search engine)
ABOUT THE TOOL: “The Shelter Cluster web site contains real-time documents and materials for use during the emergency and recovery phase of humanitarian responses across the world.” The references sections of the site provide a number of basic documents on:
- IASC Guidance: Documents from the Inter Agency Standing Committee on the cluster approach, the Humanitarian Reform and the transformative agenda.
- Shelter Cluster Guidance: A number of documents explaining the Shelter cluster team role and members, case studies on Shelter Cluster field-work and documents on Shelter Cluster policy.
- Technical resources: All available documents on Sheltering Standards, Settlement Planning, Shelter Specifications, Shelter Programming, Non-Food Items (NFIs), and Cross Cutting issues.
- Coordination: Reference materials on Shelter Cluster coordination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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.
INTENDED USER: “The Shelter Cluster website is a resource for humanitarian agencies working in the Shelter sector.”