IOM ROK Hosts ‘Webinar on Camp Coordination and Camp Management in Emergencies’
Seoul – Celebrating the publication of the Korean translation of the Minimum Standard for Camp Management 2021 edition, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in the Republic of Korea (ROK), in partnership with the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a webinar on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) in Emergencies on 9 March 2023 for humanitarian practitioners and public in the ROK. The webinar was attended by approximately 93 NGO workers, academia, and government officials.
Led by Consuelo Tangara, Programme Coordinator of CCCM and Displacement Solutions Unit at IOM South Sudan, the webinar provided an opportunity for essential learning by introducing core concepts and components of CCCM in emergencies. The session included hands-on accounts of the IOM Mission and the CCCM Cluster operations in South Sudan in response to the ongoing crises.
Additionally, key international guidelines and standards, including the Minimum Standards for Camp Management, recently translated by IOM ROK, were presented in order to facilitate the access by ROK humanitarian professionals and relevant stakeholders.
Operational examples on coordination and service monitoring, community engagement, measures for accountability for affected populations (AAP) and camp care and maintenance were also delivered to the participants.
"It is crucial to understand the international humanitarian standards when it comes to CCCM, as they are foundational alongside the key actions and indicators which show whether a standard has been attained,” said Tangara.
Tangara noted that effective CCCM requires a comprehensive and inclusive approach that considers the diverse needs of displaced populations. “Upholding humanitarian principles and international law, CCCM strives to provide assistance and protection to those affected by displacement, ensuring their legal rights and seeking durable solutions to ending temporary displacement,” she added.
“Through partnerships and service monitoring, we can uphold humanitarian standards and support the human rights of displaced populations, while incorporating age, gender and diversity analysis to address the different ways in which displacement affects individuals,” Tangara pointed out.
The webinar was a part of quarterly knowledge-sharing series which aims to enhance preparedness and response capacity of the ROK humanitarian professionals to natural and human-made disasters. It was also designed to raise awareness and advocate toward a wider group of stakeholders in the country’s humanitarian community on diverse topics in humanitarian assistance.
Since 2014, IOM ROK has taken an essential role in providing a wide range of capacity-building support for the ROK humanitarian actors with funding support from the BHA of the USAID.
For more information, please contact Eunice Jieun KIM, IOM Republic of Korea Mission, Tel.: +82 70 4820 0291, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.