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					                              n Jaffna                                               All internally displaced persons have the right to a
                                                                                                                                              Coordination Cell
Contacts                                                                             basic standard of shelter and housing.
                                        n Kilinochchi
                                                                                     Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement -
UNHCR Field Office                                                         
                                           n Mullaitivu
Tel: 021 222 2005(9826)
                                                                                     Beyond survival, shelter is necessary to provide
UNHCR Field Office                           n Vavuniya
                                                                                     security and personal safety, protection from the
Tel: 021 2285764            n Mannar                                                 elements and enhanced resistance to ill health and
UNOPS Field Office
                                                                                     disease. Shelter is also important for human dignity
Tel: 021 2285729                                                                     and to sustain family and community life as far as
                                        n Anuradhapura    n Trincomalee              possible in difficult circumstances.
UNHCR Field Office
Tel: 023 223 3145
                                                                                     Who are IDPs?
                           n Puttalam
Solidar Field Office                                                                 Internally displaced persons are individuals or groups
Tel: 024 4920799                                                  n Batticaloa       of people who have been forced to flee their homes to
Vavuniya, Puttalam &                                                                 escape armed conflict, generalized violence, human
Anuradhapura                                                                         rights abuses or natural or man-made disasters.
Vavuniya Field Office
Tel: 024 222 2550 (1509)
                                                                          n Ampara
Solidar Field Office
Tel: 024 4920799

Trincomalee                 n Colombo
UNHCR Field Office
Tel: 026 222 4027 (1845)

NRC Field Office
Tel: 026 222 3977/78/80
                                                                                     SCC Partners Colombo
UNHCR Field Office                                                                   UNHCR Colombo                UNOPS
Tel: 065 222 2979 (6968)                                                             97 Rosemead place,           17 Park Lane
                                                                                     Colombo 7                    Colombo 5
NRC Field Office                                                                     Tel: 011 268 3968            Tel: +94 112 582798
Tel: 065 222 5565 (4340)
                                                                                     NRC                          Solidar
Ampara                                                                               19/5 Horton Place            No. 2 Jawatta Ave.
UNHCR Field Office                                                                   Colombo 7                    Colombo 5
Tel: 063 222 4900                                                                    Tel: 011 267 9210            Tel: 011 250 6417 (6397)
UNHCR                                                  Terms of                     n Formulation/                 health, educational and
                                                       Reference:                   standardization of
                                                                                    technical designs and
                                                                                                                   protection related inputs.

Shelter Coordination Cell                                                           activities in line with cost   n Assistance in close
                                                       n Information
                                                                                    effective and socially         monitoring of shelter
                                                       compilation allowing
                                                                                    appropriate solutions.         activities, ensuring above
                                                       regular, factual and
                                                                                                                   requirements are met
                                                       representative reporting
                                                                                    n Provision of technical       and tasks performed in
                                                       of current emergency
                                                                                    guidance and supervision       scheduled fashion.
                                                       situation in regard
                                                                                    in shelter construction
                                                       to shelter needs and
                                                                                    activities including           n Identification of gaps
                                                                                    site identification and        in emergency response
                                                                                    development.                   that may require further
                                                       n Shelter contingency
                                                                                                                   lobbying, government
                                                       planning in case of future
                                                                                    n Ensuring camp                liaison, advocacy and/or
                                                                                    planning is given due          specialist attention.
                                                                                    consideration including
                                                                                    water, sanitation,

                         In response to the
                    recent conflict related mass                                                                                                                         2) Each IDP hosting
                     movements of population                                                                                                    SCC                      region is covered
                     throughout Sri Lanka and in
                                                                                                                                                Structure                by a local (satellite)
                       support of the government,                                                                                                                        shelter coordination
                        the UNHCR has established                                                                                                                        cell. This function falls
                        a Shelter Coordination                                                                                                  1) A central unit is
                                                                                                                                                                         under the leadership
                         Cell (SCC). Under the                                                                                                  based in UNHCR
                         leadership of UNHCR and in
                                                                                                                                                                         of UNHCR Sub Office
                                                                                                                                                Colombo with a core
                          partnership with SOLIDAR,                                                                                                                      with a supporting
                                                                                                                                                team comprising
                           NRC and UNOPS the SCC                                                                                                                         shelter focal point
                                                                                                                                                skilled members
                           coordinates response to                                                                                                                       from one of the
                                                                                                                                                from the shelter cell
                           the current emergency                                                                                                                         partner agencies. The
                            as well as plans and                                                                                                partnership. This cell
                                                                                                                                                                         satellite cells meet
                            prepares for any future                                                                                             is responsible for the
                                                                                                                                                                         regularly to provide
                      displacements. In addition the                                                                                            central information
                                                                                                                                                                         an accurate reflection
                     cell provides guidance and act                                                                                             collation and
                                                                                                                                                                         and projection of
                     as a technical knowledge bank                                                                                              dissemination of the
                    for shelter related topics.
                                                                                                                                                                         the situation on the
                                                                                                                                                national IDP shelter

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