Section 4: Key Actions within 1 Month of Disaster

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Summary of key actions

The following table summarises the key actions that should be taken in the first month. A fuller description of each activity is included in the text below. The RASCI matrix sets out in detail the roles that individuals and departments across the organisation are expected to play, and where accountability lies for each activity.


Implementing disaster response

What the member/country programme does

  • conduct a detailed needs assessment

  • complete an Emergency Response and Resilience Building Plan (ERRP)

  • continue implementing relief, guided by ERRP

What IHART does (YELLOW alerts)

  • deploy EFAST members

What IHART does (ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • review the needs assessment plan

  • review ERRP



Information management

What the member/country programme does

  • continue to submit updated sitreps

What IHART does (YELLOW alerts)

  • review and circulate updated sitreps

What IHART does (ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • review and circulate updated sitreps



Management response

What the member/country programme does

  • implement key management processes

  • develop a risk register


What other parts of the organisation do (ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • Oversight Group approves ERRP



Fundraising

What the member/country programme does

  • develop fundraising strategy as part of ERRP

  • submit proposals to in-country donors

  • apply for institutional donor funds as available


What IHART does (YELLOW alerts)

  • work with fundraising affiliates to explore opportunities for small-scale funding for response

What IHART does
(ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • share fundraising gaps with federation and support funding proposals

  • co-ordinate continuing fundraising efforts across the federation

What other parts of the organisation do
(ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • affiliates submit proposals to institutional donors, trusts, major donors



Communications

What the member/country programme does

  • develop a communications plan as part of ERRP

  • establish activities to strengthen communication with disaster-affected communities



Co-ordination

What the member/country programme does

  • continue to attend UN cluster meetings and share information


What IHART does (ORANGE & RED alerts)

  • link with relevant UN clusters at the global level