The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is designed to monitor humanitarian action, conduct multisector assessments (MSAs) of needs and to implement several types of emergency responses, including distributions of essential non-food items (NFIs) and high emergency biscuits (HEB), emergency water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, as well as cash transfer programming (CTP). Currently, the RRM is made possible through the support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). All RRM products are available on the Humanitarian Response portal.
Three international non governmental organisations – Action Against Hunger (ACF), ACTED and Solidarités International (SI) – are the implementing partners of RRM, coordinated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
In 2021, the RRM has monitored 14 out of the 16 prefectures in the Central African Republic through key informants. There was no intervention in the sub-prefectures of Yaloké, Bogangolo, Damara, Djéma and Bambouti, however the situation was monitored by the RRM partners. The RRM has the capacity to potentially intervene in all parts of the country in case of a shock under its mandate. In 2021, 145 alerts were launched and shared with the humanitarian community.
These shocks, of which 67% were linked to violence, have affected more than 838,172 individuals.