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CCCM Case Studies vol.1

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Camp coordination and camp man agement was defined as a new sector under the Humanitarian Reform process in 2005. Since the CCCM Cluster’s creation, it has been activated in a number of humanitarian crises. The cluster has invested signifcant efforts in emergency responses and has begun working closely with national authorities in disaster and conflict-prone countries to build their capacity to respond to the needs of the displaced. Presently the CCCM Cluster missions are active in 19 countries worldwide.


The CCCM sector has learned from its experiences in both conflicts and natural disasters, and has been continuously reviewing its projects, programs and responses. This is the first edition of CCCM Case Studies presenting 12 summaries of CCCM activities from 11 different countries.

The purpose of this publication is to provide lessons as a knowledge base to support humanitarian operations (in both emergency and protracted contexts). Programs introduced in these case studies were implemented by CCCM Cluster agencies, as well as national authorities, in response to large-scale displacement caused by different types of humanitarian crises: these include earthquakes (Haiti), floods (Namibia, Thailand, Pakistan), typhoons (the Philippines), conflicts (Burundi, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Uganda, Yemen), and complex emergencies (Colombia). In light of these diverse contexts, each case study portrays experiences, successful practices, challenges and lessons.

Both successes and challenges in this publication are context-specific and should not be reproduced without adaptation. However, looking at what has been done in the past can inform choices for future CCCM projects.

Case Study Selection

Twelve case studies were chosen in order to highlight key issues faced by the CCCM sector. Case studies were then selected based on availability and reliability of information.

The articles were developed using initial literature reviews, but were primarily written from interviews with camp managers, coordinators and field staff involved in the operations. All case studies were finally reviewed by staff who had been involved in each project.