Many humanitarian emergencies result in large-scale displacement, whether short-term or over many years. Although they should be seen as a last resort, camps and other communal settlements are often at the center of humanitarian response, as that is where those with the greatest needs are concentrated. Given this central focus for humanitarian action, what kind of benchmarks and standards can those managing camps and camp-like settings use as a reference point in their work? While standards exist for many of the technical areas that come together in a camp setting, the same has not been the case for the work of Camp Managers, who are responsible for coordinating the delivery of protection and assistance in such settings.
This was the starting point for the development of the Camp Management Standards, which have been developed by the CCCM Cluster over the past years through consultations with camp managers and residents. On 9 September, we held a webinar clinic and learned more about the challenges faced in camp management and how the draft Camp Management Standards can help to address these. We heard from experienced Camp Managers who discussed how to address practical challenges submitted by event registrants.
The webinar also launched an online consultation survey for humanitarian practitioners to provide their views on the final draft of the Standards.
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Camp Management Standards: Final draft
Click here to download the final draft of the Camp Management Standards.
About the Online Consultation Survey
This survey focuses in particular on validating that the overall purpose, scope, and content of the Standards is in line with the needs of camp management globally. If you have any questions about the online consultations, please contact us at email@example.com.
- Please read the draft standards before taking the survey, then have them on hand for reference.
- All your responses will be anonymous and will not be attributed to you without your explicit consent. You will be asked at the end of the survey if you want to provide your contact details for follow up and attribution.
- The estimated time to complete the survey is 15-20 minutes (not including the time needed to read the relevant parts of the final draft of the Standards and not including time needed for submitting any eventual detailed comments on the content).
- The deadline to provide your input is Sunday, 27 September.