Aid in action

Pakistan: linking humanitarian planning and disaster risk reduction

A humanitarian worker talks with a woman inside a tent

The needs and rights-based approach of the humanitarian response aims to improve the interconnection of humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and development programmes to ensure complementarity and sustainability of efforts in addressing the underlying drivers of crises. The plan will focus on strengthening AAP by working with representatives while examining the role of remittances and inputs provided by Government to ensure that humanitarian interventions complement social safety net plans like the Government’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to expand the use of anticipatory action for seasonal shocks, and to better integrate risk and hazard analysis, including socio-economic shocks. In this respect, OCHA and UNDRR are piloting the Checklist for Recommended Actions for DRR within the Humanitarian Programme Cycle into the humanitarian response plan for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

WFP/Saiyna Bashir


  1. Ehsaas is a Government-led umbrella social safety net programme that includes the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme, providing support to over 12 million beneficiaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.