Last Updated
09 Jun 2020

Given the need for camp management in displacement settings around the world, the CCCM Cluster has set out to develop a series of Camp Management standards - a distillation of the growing body of updated tools and guidance on CCCM and its various thematic areas, in an attempt to translate the best practice in managing camps into a series of minimum standards for delivering camp management.

The development of CM standards is based on the premise that the right to life of individuals affected by humanitarian crisis can be expressed as the obligation to maximize their ability to access protection, services, and assistance through the vehicle of effective camp management. Effective and protective camp management depends on meaningful participation and legitimate governance; can enable services and assistance to be mobilized and ensure accessibility; and minimize and mitigate the risk of violence and facilitate meaningful and durable solutions.

Members of the CMS-WG meet regularly to review and provide comprehensive and timely feedback on the draft CM standards. The CMS-WG have provided extensive comments to the revised draft and held field consultations.

Increasingly recognized as a gap in the sector, the CMS-WG initiative began in 2017 and is currently seeking additional funding to hold broader on-line consultations and establish a benchmark for accountability for the camp management actors across the sectors.

The latest draft of the Camp Management Standards can be found here.

The Working Group is chaired by Jennifer Kvernmo -