We collaborate for the common good.
Protection Cluster in the Philippines recognizes the value and the need to coordinate its humanitarian response to both human-induced conflict and natural disaster crises. Through coordination, the Cluster in the Philippines has been able to collectively address gaps, complement humanitarian efforts among members and eventually improve the delivery of its response and enhance its accountability to target persons of concern. Since the institutionalization of the Cluster Approach in the Philippines in 2007, more than a hundred of cluster partners have been actively engaged in responding to major displacement situations such as, the recent Level 3 Emergency brought about by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Visayas region and the protracted displacement due to armed conflict in Zamboanga City in Mindanao region. The Cluster in the Philippines which is being led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and co-led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) does not substitute the government rather it strengthens and ensures a complementarity of efforts.
This page compiles all coordination tools and documentation that the Cluster developed during its response to a particular humanitarian crises. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have clarifications on any Cluster tool or documentation or if you intent to contribute a content related to any of the emergencies listed here.