The emergency preparedness and humanitarian action programme works closely with Member States, international partners and local institutions to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, disasters and crises. The programme is committed to:
saving lives and reducing suffering in times of crises
building efficient partnerships for emergency management and ensuring these are properly coordinated
advocating for political support and consistent resources for disaster preparedness, response and recovery
developing evidence-based guidance for all phases of emergency work in the health sector
strengthening the capacity and resilience of health systems and countries to mitigate and manage disasters
ensuring international capacity is available to support countries for emergency response through training and establishment of surge capacity.