Brief description of the CCCM context in Thailand

Thailand experienced severe flooding in 2011, affecting 13.6 million people, mainly in urban areas. Sixty-five of Thailand's 77 provinces were declared flood disaster zones. The Cluster System was informally activated by the Resident Coordina-tor/Head Coordinator (RC/HC). During the height of flooding, IOM convened weekly meetings on CCCM/Shelter/NFIs to share information, identify assistance gaps and coordinate responses.

IOM was also designated by the RC as the focal point for cross-cutting issues related to groups of migrants identified as specifically vulnerable.

Latest achievements

  • Convened coordination meetings during the floods; the Royal Thai Government recognised IOM’s positive contri-butions to emergency assistance during lessons learned.
  • Since the end of the floods in early January 2012, IOM has conducted a lessons learned and best practices mee-ting with Cluster partners.
  • Updated the CCCM section of the Inter-Agency Contin-gency Plan (IACP), taking into consideration lessons lear-ned from the post-flood response.

Training activities

  • Trained 64 provincial-level practitioners in CCCM and hosted a Collective Centre Coordination and Manage-ment Orientation in Spring 2012.
  • Translated global Collective Centre Guidelines into Thai:

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Conduct CCCM trainings.
  • Convene regular CCCM meetings to continue building and maintaining relationships with Cluster members and government counterparts.