REACH Strategic Framework


REACH engages throughout the cycle of an emergency, from preparedness to recovery, applying an approach that links relief, rehabilitation and development. REACH’s activities are grounded in a strategic framework organised around three pillars that are aligned with the Humanitarian Program Cycle.

Before a crisis, REACH assesses risks related to conflicts and disasters ; contributes to inter-agency contingency planning ; and informs and supports the establishment of early warning systems.

After an emergency, REACH supports better targeting and planning of relief assistance by facilitating rapid needs assessments as well as monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian interventions.

For longer-term recovery and development, REACH supports governments and aid actors in gaining a better understanding of communities (including social,economic and environmental characteristics) in order to promote aid that builds community resilience.

All REACH activities are grounded in a Strategic Framework and organised around three pillars:

Strategic Pillar 1 : Planning in Emergencies


Access to information is critical for effective aid delivery in situations of conflict or natural disaster. REACH supports the timely and systematic provision of information to facilitate better planning and coordination among humanitarian actors.


Strategic Pillar 2 : Displacement


Characterized by fluid population movement over wide affected areas, displacement contexts pose specific challenges for humanitarian response. REACH supports humanitarian planning in camp and non-camp settings, and informs planning around return and durable solutions.


Strategic Pillar 3 : Building Community Resilience


An understanding of community dynamics enables more effective humanitarian planning and response, and facilitates the transition towards reconstruction and long term recovery. REACH supports humanitarian actors to build community resilience.