WASH Operational Response Plan

Contribute to the Humanitarian Response Plan by developing the WASH Operational Response Plan

The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is the main inter-sector tool for response planning. It includes a summary of the humanitarian situation, the humanitarian country strategy and the Response Operational Plans of each cluster. It also contains the overall response budget, and is used as a funds appeal document.

The HRP process is driven by OCHA, with contributions from each cluster coordinators. In protracted emergencies, it is usually done on a yearly basis, in October, after the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO). HRP are sometimes updated 6 months after their publication, with the release of a revised HRP.  In sudden onset emergencies, HRP can be replaced or complemented by a Flash Appeal, following a specific emergency scale-up activation timeline

WASH coordination platforms must participate in the HRP process by working with WASH partners and other clusters to develop or update the WASH Operational Response Plan. The following sub-pages provides information on how to develop each WASH Operational Response Plan's elements:

                           Summary steps from needs assessment to strategic planning                                                    

                                            Elements of a Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)