Global Cluster Participants




Emergency Agriculture


Global Cluster Lead: FAO


Global Cluster Partners: Action Against Hunger, Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, ADPC, CARE international, Feinstein International Center (FIC), GTZ, ICSF, IFAD, International World Society for Protection of Animals, NACA, ODI, Oxfam Great Britain, Save the Children, , SEAFDEC, SIDA, Tuft University, University of East Anglia, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium, WFP, World Vision, WorldFish Centre, UNEP



Camp Coordination and camp management (CCCM)


Global Cluster Leads:   UNHCR and IOM


Global Cluster Partners: CARE, IRC, DRC, NRC, LWF, Shelter Centre, UNRWA, OCHA, UNEP.



Working group on Early Recovery (CWGER )


Global Cluster Leads: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Global Cluster Partners: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), (Office of the) United Nations Development Group (UNDGO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mercy Corps, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), ActionAid, and the ProAct Network. InterAction and Caritas Internationalis are official observers of the CWGER.





Global Cluster Leads: UNICEF, Save the Children Alliance


Global Cluster Partners: The Education Cluster Advisory Group members are UNICEF and Save the Children as co-lead agencies, and UNESCO, UNHCR, WFP, Christian Children’s Fund, International Rescue Committee, Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Secretariat. Partners collaborating in global cluster projects include CARE, Norwegian Refugee Council, Fundación Dos Mundos, Catholic Relief Services, AVSI, Academy for Educational Development, amongst others.


Emergency Shelter


Global Cluster Leads: UNHCR/ IFRC


Global Cluster Partners: Overall, UNHCR leads the Emergency Shelter Cluster (ESC) as far as conflict-generated IDPs are concerned, while IFRC agreed to be convener of the ES Cluster in situations of natural disasters. At the global level, ESC partners are UNHCR, IFRC, UN-HABITAT, IOM, UNOCHA, UNICEF, NRC, RedR, DRC, OXFAM, CARE International, and Shelter Centre. The agencies who were nominated by the ESC as focal agencies and elected to appeal for funding for specific global preparedness activities were UNHCR, UN-HABITAT, CARE International, IOM and Shelter Centre.


Emergency telecommunication cluster (etc)


Global Cluster Leads: OCHA, UNICEF, WFP


Global Cluster Partners: UNHCR, UNDP, United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO), WHO, United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA), NRC, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), United Nations Institute for Training and Research/Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR/UNOSAT), RedR Australia, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), Ericsson Response, NetHope (consortium of 18 international NGOs), the Global VSAT Forum.




Global Cluster Lead: World Health Organization


Global Cluster Partners: African Humanitarian Action (AHA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Columbia University, Concern Worldwide, ECHO, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Harvard Health Initiative (HHI), International Center for Migration and Health (ICMH), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), International Medical Corps (IMC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Merlin, MDM, OCHA, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), OHCHR, Public Health of Canada, Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons (RSGIDP), Save the Children UK, Save the Children, USA, Terre des Hommes (TDH), UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, World Vision International (WVI).




Global Cluster Lead: UNICEF


Global Cluster Partners: The Nutrition Cluster has 37 members with UNICEF as the lead agency. Action Against Hunger Alliance, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Concern Worldwide, ECHO, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), FAO, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA)/USAID, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Helen Keller International, International Medical Corps, International Relief and Development (IRD), Institute of Child Health/UK, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Interaction, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Merlin, Micronutrient Initiative, NutritionWorks, Oxfam UK, Save the Children Alliance, Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN), Tufts University Feinstein International Center, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNU, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)/USAID, Valid International, WFP, WHO, and World Vision. (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - France is an observer.)


Protection Cluster Working Group (PCWG)


Global Cluster Lead: UNHCR


Global Cluster Partners: The PCWG is chaired by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Participants are: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Mine Action Service, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, World Food Programme, Office of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, International Organisation for Migration, AustCare, Concern International, Danish Refugee Council, Handicap International, HelpAge International, Interaction, International Catholic Migration Commission, International Council of Voluntary Agencies, International Rescue Committee, Jesuit Refugee Service, Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Save the Children Alliance, Terre des Hommes, World Vision International. The International Committee of the Red Cross participates as an observer.


WASH Cluster


Global Cluster Leads: UNICEF


Global Cluster Partners: Action Contre la Faim (ACF), CARE, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Concern, Catholic Relief Services (CRS),   InterAction , International Centre for Health and Migration (ICHM), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Oxfam, RedR, Tearfund, UNEP, UNHCR, WHO, World Vision International (WVI)




Global Cluster Lead: WFP


Global Cluster Partners: World Vision, CRS , CARE , Save the Children, Handicap Intl./Atlas, Concern, ACF , Islamic Relief, Caritas, Premiere Urgence, UNJLC, OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA, WHO, WFP, IOM , IFRC, ICRC) especially ACF , World Vision, CARE , IFRC, and UNICEF engaged very actively, where Islamic Relief, Caritas and Premiere Urgence joined in 2007 as new participants.