Displaced people are often forced to seek shelter in established camps or collective centres, but the majority take refuge with host communities or in informal settlements in both urban and rural areas. Our experts help to plan and set up camps, build shelters and social structures, improve service delivery and protection, and identify housing for displaced people in urban areas.
In close cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), we lead global capacity building and the continuous development of tools to improve the management of mass displacement.
Together with our partners, we continue to design and adapt approaches to providing dignified living arrangements in transit and settlement situations, such as training of European authorities on dignified reception for refugees and migrants in Europe.
In Nepal, CCCM was the main area of expertise provided by NORCAP in response to the devastating earthquake in 2015. CCCM experts were instrumental in the reconstruction of damaged areas and buildings.
They also contributed to setting up temporary camps for the displaced populations, conducted assessments to identify ‘safe’ areas which are less prone to new earthquakes and landslides, and assisted in the demolition of damaged buildings.