The Ready to Respond initiative, funded by Department for International Development (DFID), is helping OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, and WFP to prepare for humanitarian emergencies. By being better prepared, the agencies can deliver humanitarian assistance faster and more cost-effectively to those who need it most. Ready to Respond is targeting 11 countries and one region at high risk of emergencies.

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Preparedness is a good investment:

  • Research in three countries found that all preparedness investments analysed saved time and/or costs
  • $1 invested in emergency preparedness is worth more than $2 in the event of an emergency
  • On average, preparedness saves more than one week in emergency response time






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