UNHCR is committed to making timely and effective public health interventions, to improving emergency response capacity, and saving lives.
The goal of public health interventions, and every emergency response, is to avoid and prevent excess morbidity and mortality.
The two main public health risks that cause excess mortality are disease outbreaks and malnutrition.
Where available, national mortality rates from country of origin and/or asylum should be used as baseline reference. Where no reliable data is available, the below standards apply.
|Crude mortality rate (per/10,000/day)||<1|
|Under-five mortality rate (per/10,000/day)||<2|
UNHCR DPSM/ PHS. At: [email protected]