The two-year Shelter / NFI Cluster strategy for South Sudan is intended to guide interventions for shelter cluster members until the end of 2020. It recognizes that contexts across South Sudan are both changeable and highly specific, with unique needs per location.
The strategy has been developed with the inputs of other stakeholders including other clusters and partners.
It recognizes that shelter assistance will increasingly need to be conducted in close coordination with all stakeholders to ensure that approaches are integrated and that broader needs are addressed. It is based on the understanding that shelter and NFI interventions must include better integration with government and civil society.
The strategy holds protection of affected populations at its core. Core principles are to be mainstreamed throughout shelter and NFI operations; 1) Do no harm, prioritising health, privacy, safety and dignity, 2) ensuring meaningful access of affected populations 3) participation and empowerment of affected people and 4) accountability. It includes a breadth of response options. Including in kind assistance, cash and markets assistance, integrated programming with limited shelter construction and rehabilitation activities and a strong focus on housing Land and Property, capacity building of staff, national authorities, civil society and affected populations and advocacy for those with shelter and household needs.
The strategy articulates the shelter cluster’s goal, objectives and available response options covering a range of situations across South Sudan. This includes new emergency displacements and disasters, care and maintenance of shelter for people in protracted displacements and supporting sustainable returns and recovery where the context allows, and it is safe to do so.
Source: International Organization for Migration