Emergencies

UNICEF's Preparedness Approach

The UNICEF/WFP study suggests that increased investment in Emergency Preparedness
could reduce the costs of life-saving assistance by more than 50 per cent, and save more
lives by facilitating swifter humanitarian response.

For this purpose, the UNICEF Guidance Note on Preparedness for Emergency Response
helps UNICEF and its Partners to better deliver on the Core Commitments for Children in
Humantiarian Actions (CCCs). This updated Guidance Note is applicable to risks of all types
of humanitarian crisis, including slow, recurrent and sudden onset, protracted or acute, and
to risks related to both man-made and natural hazards, including epidemics.

Should you wish further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by writing to
preparedness@unicef.org