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UNHCR country operations must work on emergency preparedness: Risk monitoring, implementation of preparedness actions, and scenario-based contingency planning.
The overarching goal of UNHCR’s emergency response is to protect and empower those forced to flee their homes, especially the most vulnerable.
Meeting the basic needs of those forced to flee their homes in an accountable and participatory way is essential to save lives in an emergency.
Strategic leadership, streamlined coordination, sharing of information and an inclusive approach to partnership are critical to an effective emergency response.
An emergency response cannot be carried out without a strong UNHCR operation in place with effective services supporting the response.
Rapid deployment of emergency responders is a priority from the onset of an emergency and requires solid human resources management.