The Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people (IDPs) affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate settings. Under the Cluster Approach established in 2005, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) globally co-lead the CCCM Cluster for natural disaster and conflict-induced IDP situations respectively.
The role of the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is twofold:
1) To coordinate between the various humanitarian actors with regards to all services provided to displaced populations within any communal settings (i.e. camps, informal settlements, collective centres); including working national authorities to support their responsibility to administer such sites through capacity building.
2) To work with the affected population to ensure representation, on-site governance and access to information about services provided. It is important to establish two-way communication structures that inform site residents about what is happening and to give the residents the opportunity to both participate in decisions that concern them and provide feedback to humanitarian actors.
IOM seeks to strengthen the preparedness of national authorities and humanitarian partners to respond to displacement, through capacity building efforts like providing technical support, and strategic planning to prevent and cope with massive displacement of populations, and to move towards durable solutions.