Emergency Preparedness

OCHA’s emphasis is moving towards strengthening partnerships for improved humanitarian response at the country and regional levels, and supporting governments and regional organizations in their response-preparedness efforts.

Over the last two years, OCHA has developed a more systematic and holistic approach to response preparedness. This is aimed at helping Humanitarian Country Teams and governments to deliver in eight critical areas of response.

OCHA has an ambitious two-year plan to roll out its preparedness initiative to 13 countries. These countries are identified through OCHA’s risk model as being at a high risk of emergencies.