Brief description of the CCCM context in Honduras

Since Hurricane Mitch in 1998, IOM's participation in re-sponding to disasters and emergencies in Honduras has been outstanding. For over a decade, IOM has played a significant leadership role that allows for close coordination with multi-ple humanitarian actors, including donors, NGOs and the Government of Honduras (GoH).

Since 1998, and enhanced by the creation of the CCCM Clus-ter through the Humanitarian Reform in 2005, IOM camp coordination and management operations have facilitated inter-agency coordination in natural events such as Tropical Storm 16 in 2008.

Currently, CCCM’s work comprises participation in prepara-tory meetings with the United Nations Emergency Team (UNETE) and the Humanitarian Network, a body that brings together humanitarian NGO actors within the Permanent Contingency Committee (COPECO, for its Spanish acronym), the main entity of the GoH designated for natural disaster concerns.

Latest achievements

  • Participated in a cycle of meetings for discussion and approval of the draft project “Law of SINAGER” (Spanish acronym referring to the National Risk and Disaster Man-agement System), which is currently approved by the National Congress.
  • Participated in several meetings with UNETE and the Humanitarian Network to analyse information about small-scale emergencies arising on Honduran territory.

Training activities

UNETE and COPECO have requested IOM’s assistance to train the Humanitarian Network in protection and collective centre monitoring.

Areas in need of global cluster support

CCCM Cluster members need training in information man-agement and humanitarian aid monitoring through the Dis-placement Tracking Matrix (DTM). Ideally this training would also be extended to the Humanitarian Network.

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Develop a greater understanding of the UN Develop-ment Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the 2012-2015 period, for example how to articulate and coordinate its priorities, especially with regard to Environmental Sus-tainability and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Connect the UNDAF with the Country Plan in all aspects related to the management of humanitarian aid in col-lective centres, and increase its visibility on COPECO’s agenda. From a CCCM standpoint, strengthen the Na-tional Table of Shelters led by the GoH through COPECO.
  • Maintain coordination with several United Nations agen-cies, such as UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP, as well as interna-tional NGOs and government institutions.