Since 2008, IOM has annually recorded tens of thousands of families which were displaced or severely affected by a variety of natural disasters and conflicts. IOM responds to the emergency and recovery needs of populations affected or displaced by conflicts and disasters countrywide. IOM pre-positions and rapidly assesses multi-sectorial needs and responds with emergency shelter (ES), non-food items (NFIs) and multipurpose cash across all 34 provinces.

Immediate needs are addressed through the distribution of cash for NFIs, cash for winterization, NFI kits (household items, blankets, solar lanterns, winter warm clothing) and emergency shelter kits (tarpaulins, plastic sheets, construction tools, family tents). The emergency relief items are strategically prepositioned in 16 IOM owned warehouses across the country, and agreements are in place to expand this capacity if needed. Since 2012, IOM has assisted approximately two million people through the provision of NFIs, emergency shelter and cash. 

Since the establishment of cluster in 2008, IOM co-chairs the Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items Cluster with UNHCR and has coordination teams based in eight regions. 

IOM Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items Programme activities are funded by USAID/BHA, AHF, CERF, Government of Japan and GFFO.