Contribute to the inter-sectorial needs analysis
Once relevant data has been compiled, the WASH coordination platform, along with the other sectors, should analyze data to inform the inter-sectorial needs analysis led by OCHA. In large sudden onset crises, this process is called Situation Analysis, which is part of a Flash Appeal. In protracted or slow onset crises, a Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) is developed (see assessment strategy chapter for more detail about these two documents). In both cases the objective remains the same: to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the humanitarian situation, by analyzing the crisis drivers, underlying factors, geographic scope and demographic scale.
The main outputs of this analysis are sectorial and intersectoral People in Need (PIN) figures and Needs severity mapping.