The Global Cluster for Early Recovery launches a new website to support humanitarian and development practitioners working on the integration of Early Recovery in crisis responses.  


Geneva, May 26, 2016 - The interagency Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) has launched a brand new website today to provide more context and information on Early Recovery and to support the humanitarian and development partners to better integrate Early Recovery into their work.

The Early Recovery website is an online resource centre based on a modular information architecture that allows the organization, display, and search of documents, guidance, and tools according to the needs of the reader. Two links: “What is Early Recovery” and “Integrating Early Recovery” inform the visitors about the principles of this coordinated approach. The website gives access to an open-source, one-stop shop for documents, tools and guidance on Early Recovery and resilience strengthening in the context of a humanitarian crisis.

The multilingual online resource centre provides fact sheets on the integration of Early Recovery in humanitarian responses and includes links to other global clusters and relevant sources. Web pages are devoted to countries in a state of crisis that adopt an Early Recovery approach. It includes documents in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian and Arabic. The number of languages and documents is expected to significantly increase in 2016 and beyond.

The website, which has been funded by the European Union and developed with the support of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will allow more effective outreach and advocacy on the issue, while also stimulating the discussion through an online forum that will provide the foundation for an Early Recovery community of practice.

“The new Early Recovery online resource centre is a much needed instrument which reflects a great deal of input from early recovery practitioners and functions as a dynamic and lively platform to encourage partnerships for the implementation of early recovery approaches” said Jahal Rabesahala de Meritens, Coordinator of the Global Cluster for Early Recovery. “We expect the visitors to use it widely as a trustworthy tool of information and exchange”.  

The Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) works to integrate Early Recovery into the entire humanitarian response and 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 UNDP and has 34 global partners from the humanitarian and development communities, including representatives of global clusters, United Nations (UN) Agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and Non-Government Organizations (NGO). 


To visit the new GCER website: www.earlyrecovery.global


Contact Information:

Matilde Habouzit,  matilde.habouzit@undp.org +41 22 917 8761

Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal, aziyade.poltier@undp.org +41 22 917 83 68 +41 79 349 16 10