Our Work in Humanitarian Response

Current Projects

Our humanitarian response strategy emphasizes on a comprehensive three phased approach to emergency response and recovery.

  • Firstly, we work with communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters;  

  • Secondly, we partner with local groups to provide immediate assistance when disasters strike;

  • Finally, we work with affected communities to help them with long-term recovery plans after the crisis has passed.

We have projects in Chikwawa, Balaka, Ntcheu and Dowa districts,  our particular focus is around SRHR in emergencies, social accountability, social protection and building resilience through our climate change adaptation and food security work.

Our Goals

Our humanitarian action efforts are aimed at saving lives, alleviating suffering and maintaining human dignity during and in the aftermath of crises. In demanding contexts, our response mechanisms are crafted to respond to a wide range of challenges in order to meet the needs of those suffering from crisis and its aftermath. Our experience working with local communities has taught us that a blend of humanitarian and development assistance facilitates a better transition from a humanitarian situation to longer-term development.

Reports

Sexual Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

Newsroom

UNFPA Best practices and lessons learned in humanitarian settings
Integration of HIV into the humanitarian response in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead, we will continue learning from our humanitarian implementation experience with a primary focus on innovation, impact and accountability to beneficiaries as we adapt to evolving recovery contexts between humanitarian and the broader long-term development ecosystem.

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