KEY FACTS & FIGURES
Establishment of Pacific Shelter Cluster: 2012, Fiji: 2012, Solomon Islands: 2014, Vanuatu: 2014, Tonga, Samoa, Marshall Islands: in process Recent activations: Feb 2016 TC Winston in Fiji, March 2015 TC Pam in Vanuatu.
Recent national responses with regional support and number of people reached with emergency shelter:
Makira EQ/tsunami in Solomon Islands 5,004
TC Donna in Vanuatu 2,564
Ambae Mass Evacuation in Vanuatu. 9,184
# of national shelter clusters or shelter cluster-like mechanisms present
# of countries under PHT
# shelter cluster personnel PASSA trained
# shelter cluster personnel Shelter Kit trained
# shelter cluster personnel attended National Shelter Cluster Coordination Workshop
# shelter cluster personnel completed Humanitarian Shelter Coordination Training
The objective of the Pacific Shelter Cluster is to support a coherent and effective humanitarian shelter response following disaster events in Pacific island countries, underpinned by a sustained focus on preparedness initiatives. Much of this support is provided to national Governments who are responsible for humanitarian response in their countries.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the lead agency of the Pacific Shelter Cluster, in accordance with its global shelter mandate, within the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) coordination framework.
The Pacific Shelter Cluster is a grouping of partners that have an operational interest in assisting affected populations in the recovery of their shelter after natural disasters, and currently includes national Governments, NGOs, INGOs, United Nations organisations, regional bodies, Red Cross, faith-based organizations, academic institutions and the private sector.