Humanitarian Health Action

Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)

At the onset, the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) was meant to “strengthen the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations”. This inter-agency process quickly evolved into a broader framework encompassing the entire humanitarian community, inclusive of UN and non-UN entities. The Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP), feeding into the CAP, was then developed to better address coordination needs. The latter was soon recognized by donors as an important tool serving the raison d’être of the CAP, namely humanitarian coordination.


Disaster Reduction Day highlights needs and roles of older people in emergencies

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - 13 October

WHO condemns rising violence against health care workers, patients

NEW YORK/GENEVA ¦ 25 September 2014 – “Health care and violence: the need for effective protection” a high-level debate on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.