Humanitarian Response Planning Quick Guide

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

The global deadline for completion of HRPs is 10 November in Geneva and the Global Needs Overview will be published in December 2017.

HRP Templates

We understand that the HRP templates for 2018 remain unchanged from 2017. When the HCT introduces changes to the HRP templates (e.g. by inserting cash chapters) it must be borne in mind that changes to the template require approval at the IASC and cannot be made locally- please let us know if in your country there is an attempt to change the template.

Costing Approach

The costing approach will not change in most countries, although discussions are on-going in some. Please keep us informed of the approach and/or changes.

The HNO aims to reflect the humanitarian needs of a country or situation and it is important the protection clusters and areas of responsibility have solid information management staffing, tools and processes to ensure reliable data is available and that it is robustly analysed. The GPC and some global AORs have information management experts who can assist.

Scope and Purpose

The HRP is a planning instrument and a collective fundraising tool and we expect all field clusters and areas of responsibility to play an active and constructive part in collectively shaping the HRP to ensure that the protection risks of affected people are identified and reduced. The Central Emergency Response Fund has warned us that funding requests for protection do not reflect the importance placed on it by the IASC, and this seems particularly true for child protection and response to SGBV. As in previous years, we expect that field coordinators will ensure that the different protection needs of women, girls, boys and men will be identified and that appropriate response plans are put in place. It is important that appropriate visibility is given to the needs of children, survivors of GBV and mine victims in HNOs and HRPs and that a coherent and collective protection plan is defined that responds to the needs of everyone.