Shelter/NFI Cluster in South Sudan puts people at the centre

The Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Cluster in South Sudan has created a commitment document (tool 1) to boost their Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). It aims to put affected people and communities at the centre of humanitarian action, in compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

The Cluster and Implementing Partners commit to 20 AAP Standards outlined in the Active Citizens AAP Scorecard (tool 2). The aim is to integrate AAP into every intervention or distribution, and to improve the quality of interventions on the basis of feedback from affected people and communities.

In November 2017 the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principles developed and endorsed a revised version of the Commitments on Accountability to Affected People and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CAAP) as to reflect essential developments such as the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).