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Please note the food sector is not a cluster at the global level as it was not identified as a gap area during the humanitarian reform process. However, food clusters may and do exist at the field level when required.
Source: Humanitarian Reform website
Useful documents: Global Cluster Participants
To see details of humanitarian reform in action and cluster approach can be found at: http://www.humanitarianreform.org/
Aim of Cluster Approach
The cluster approach aims to strengthen overall response capacity as well as the effectiveness of the response in five key ways:
Clusters can be activated in the event of a sudden major new emergency requiring a multi-sectoral response with the participation of a wide range of international humanitarian actors as well as during ongoing emergencies. Specific circumstances are:
- when the Humanitarian Coordinator(HC)/ Resident Coordinator (RC) informs the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC);
- when the ERC informs the global cluster leads; and
- when the global cluster leads assess a situation to determine that there is a need.
See the Terms of reference for sector leads at the country level for specific responsibilities of cluster leads at the country level.
3) Humanitarian Reform4) OCHA/Humanitarian Funding
54) OCHA/About OCHA