CCCM & Capacity Building

As a result of the reforms launched by the international humanitarian community in 2005, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was designated the role of Cluster Lead for Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) during natural disasters. This role gave IOM a key position with which the organization could ensure greater predictability, accountability and partnership in humanitarian response. The CCCM Cluster aims to support governments in improving the living conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who reside in temporary settlements. The CCCM Cluster, therefore, works to provide adequate assistance and protection to IDPs while durable solutions are drawn up.  

In line with its humanitarian responsibilities, IOM developed a global CCCM Capacity Building Program to strengthen the knowledge and skills of relevant actors committed to effective and standards-based management of displaced populations. Since 2005, IOM has also delivered various CCCM trainings worldwide.

The CCCM Cluster has not been activated in Pakistan despite the recurrent natural disasters that generated widespread displacement across the country. These disasters undoubtedly highlighted the need for increased awareness and capacity to respond.

With the support of its global mandate and through its key role as the National Shelter and Non-Food Items Cluster Lead in Pakistan, IOM partnered with the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to launch a CCCM Capacity Building Program for Pakistan in 2011.

The programme was rolled out through trainings in some of the most flood-affected areas of the country. The initial focus of the programme was on the Sindh province as it was affected by consecutive monsoon floods in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Trainings have steadily expanded since 2011 in close collaboration with Provincial, National, and District-level authorities.

Additional information and regular updates from trainings can be found on IOM Pakistan’s CCCM Capacity Building Website: