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.

Health Emergency Highlights

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Reform of WHO's emergency capacities

WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose

EWARS: a simple, robust system to detect disease outbreaks

Disease surveillance, alert and response system in emergencies.


Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

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