The video spot aims at clearly conveying that Early Recovery is together with relief the necessary component of a much needed smarter humanitarian response as  the people recover quicker and it reduces cost, reduces impact of future crisis and builds resilience.

Significant development gains have been lost in floods, earthquakes and conflict during the last 20 years, with disasters alone affecting 4 billion people and costing the global economy at least US$ 2 trillion. The populations affected by the crisis require lifesaving support; their communities, institutions and livelihoods have often been physically destroyed and weakened.  Recovery programming works to restore services, livelihood opportunities and governance capacity. In fact, early recovery addresses recovery needs during the humanitarian crisis giving essential support to affected communities with a long-term impact. 

 “Explaining early recovery is a challenge for many political leaders, activists and advocates and the new video attempts to portray the topic in a way that everybody can understand. The video invites all partners to implement early recovery together as the foundation for fostering the resilience of the people in a humanitarian crisis” said Jahal Rabesahala de Meritens, Coordinator of the Global Cluster for Early Recovery.  

The spot has been funded by the European Union and it will be broadcasted on YouTube, on the new GCER website, and the websites of partner organizations.

The Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) works to establish the foundations for longer-term recovery in the immediate aftermath of a crisis in both natural disaster and conflict situations. The GCER is chaired by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has 34 global partners from the humanitarian and development communities, including representatives of United Nations (UN) Agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and Non-Government Organizations (NGO). 

Contact Information:

Aziyadé Poltier Mutal, aziyade.poltier@undp.org  - Tel : + 41 22 917 83 68 / + 41 79 349 1610,

Jahal Rabesahala de Meritens, jahal.de.meritens@undp.org+ 41 22 917 8704 / + 41 78 608 4494