Early action database

Identifying appropriate early actions for a particular hazard and context is essential to successful anticipatory action. In the interest of facilitating exchange between organizations, regions, and actors, this early action database allows practitioners to see what anticipatory actions are being implemented or considered around the world.

Using the dropdown menus and search options below, you can pull up early actions according to country, organization, hazard, sector or intended purpose. The resulting list will provide you with basic information about the actions including lead times and links to additional resources, where available. This information can serve as the foundation for further research and discussion as to how to adapt these actions to new contexts.

Please note that, at the moment, the early action database only contains early actions from Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, but the Anticipation Hub is working with other actors in anticipatory humanitarian action to catalog their programs and actions and include them in the database as soon as possible.

Growing this database and keeping it up to date is a community effort. If you or your organization identify an early action not in the database, please download and fill out the following form and send it to Arielle Tozier de la Poterie so that we can add them.

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Animal care kits

  • Country

    Peru

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Cold Wave

  • Early Actions

    Animal care kits

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    5 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock

  • Detail of action

    Kits contain medicines to treat alpacas that get sick from the cold: antibiotics, vitamins, and syringes 

  • Additional resources

    Visit the country page here.

    Visit the Peru Red Cross FbF project page here.

Title

Animal care kits

  • Country

    Mongolia

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Dzud

  • Early Actions

    Animal care kits

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    3 months

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock

  • Detail of action

    Kits contain vitamin supplement, minerals, fish oil, hoof oil, eye ointment to prevent herders from losing their livestock.  

Title

Animal care kits

  • Country

    Global guidance

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Animal care kits

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    TBD

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock

Title

Animal care kits

  • Country

    Peru

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Cold Wave

  • Early Actions

    Animal care kits

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    5 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock

  • Detail of action

    Kits contain materials to build a temporary awning to protect alpacas from snow and hail: 2 tarps, hammer, nails, rope, saw gloves etc. 

  • Additional resources

    Visit the country page here.

    Visit the Peru Red Cross FbF project page here.

Title

Animal feed

  • Country

    Global guidance

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Animal feed

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    TBD

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock

Title

Asset storage (waterproof)

  • Country

    Togo

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Asset storage (waterproof)

  • Sector

    Early Warning

  • Lead Time

    Not available

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of key documents

  • Detail of action

    Distribution of bags to help displaced people protect their important documents. 

Title

Borehole creation or rehabilitation

  • Country

    Global guidance

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Borehole creation or rehabilitation

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    TBD

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce agricultural impacts

Title

Capacity Building

  • Country

    Nigeria, Zimbabwe

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Capacity building (community committees)

  • Sector

    Logistics

  • Lead Time

    10 days

  • Purpose

    Community Engagement and Accountability

  • Detail of action

    Feedback mechanisms and communication with the communities about the deatils of the Early Actions

Title

Capacity building (community committees)

  • Country

    Global guidance

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Capacity building (community committees)

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    TBD

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce agricultural impacts

Title

Cash (conditional cash-for-work)

  • Country

    Philippines

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Cyclone / Typhoon

  • Early Actions

    Cash-for-work

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    3 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock, Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    Cash for work is provided for people to help with harvest, help reinforce houses, or clean drains, as appropriate given the season.

  • Multi hazard considerations

    During COVID-19 outbreak, PRCS stopped all hand-to-hand transfer of documents or materials during distributions and used wooden sticks to transfer documents in addition to taking general precautions such as the use of masks, hand washing, etc. 

  • Additional resources

    Visit the country page here.

    Visit the Philippines Red Cross FbF project page here.

Title

Cash (conditional cash-for-work)

  • Country

    Philippines

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Cash-for-work

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    2 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock, Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    Teams of 20 farmers and/or fishermen are hired to construct temporary livestock pens for evacuated animals at each evacuation site.

  • Multi hazard considerations

    During COVID-19, PRCS stopped all hand-to-hand transfer of documents or materials, instead using a wooden stick to transfer all documents. 

  • Additional resources

    Visit the country page here.

    Visit the Philippines Red Cross FbF project page here.

Title

Cash (conditional)

  • Country

    Nigeria

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Cash (conditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    10 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock, Save lives, Prevent or reduce gender-based violence

  • Detail of action

    In a case where registrations are concluded during the first few days of the trigger (before funds transfer arrive FSP account), beneficiaries will be alerted via the existing communication channels on Cash distribution days and location

Title

Cash (conditional)

  • Country

    Niger

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Cash (conditional)

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    3 to 5 months

  • Purpose

    Food security/nutrition

  • Detail of action

    Voucher providing the poorest households with free access to subsidized cereal grain

Title

Cash (conditional)

  • Country

    Global guidance

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Cash (conditional)

  • Sector

    Food Security & Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    TBD

  • Purpose

    Meet basic needs

Title

Cash (conditional)

  • Country

    Vietnam

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Heatwave

  • Early Actions

    Cash (conditional)

  • Sector

    Health

  • Lead Time

    6 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce health impacts

  • Detail of action

    Lack of financial resources was identified as a key barrier to owning or using cooling devices in informal settlements. Cash distribution aims to reduce the economic burden of utility bills and healthcare costs for these poor households. 

  • Additional resources

    Visit the country page here

    Visit the Viet Nam Red Cross FbF project page here

Title

Cash (unconditional)

  • Country

    Lesotho

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Cash (unconditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    6 months

  • Purpose

    Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    Beneficiaries: 14220 people

Title

Cash (unconditional)

  • Country

    Pakistan

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Cash (unconditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    3 to 5 days

  • Purpose

    Prevent or reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock, Save lives, Meet basic needs, Prevent loss of assets

  • Detail of action

    2,470 (14,820 people11) most vulnerable households with unconditional multipurpose cash grants who have a high risk to riverine flooding in Kabul River basin. the cash transfers support vulnerable households for 15 days during the evacuation process in meeting their basic needs, protect livelihood and assets. The cash will encourage people to evacuate by covering evacuation

    costs and also by giving them the means to cope at the evacuation site (which could motivate the decision to evacuate or not i.e. some people may not evacuate if they do not have the resources to move with their livestock and put themselves at risk).This EAP cash grant, when given to BISP recipients, is intended as a “top-up” (vertical expansion) to enable them to cope with the forecasted shock. The PRCS cash transfer will be PKR 15,000. PRCS

Title

Cash (unconditional)

  • Country

    Zimbabwe

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Drought

  • Early Actions

    Cash (unconditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    12 months

  • Purpose

    Prevent loss of crops, Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    This action is motivated by the realization that even with all the drought mitigation early action proposed in this EAP, it is still possible that food insecurity impacts will be felt by the community. There is general consensus amongst humanitarian actors that cash/voucher assistance should be considered as the modality of choice, where conditions allow. CVA for food and basic needs purchases will provide a safety net for vulnerable households to reduce reliance on negative coping strategies such as selling of productive assets. The cash distributions will target 500 households with 65USD per round over a period of three months.

Title

Cash (unconditional)

  • Country

    Kenya

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Flood

  • Early Actions

    Cash (unconditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    7 days

  • Purpose

    Food security/nutrition, Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    Multipurpose cash grants for 2,000HHs at Kshs. 5,467 per month for 1 month with the aim to support families displaced by floods to access food and other basic needs in their evacuation centres.

Title

Cash (unconditional)

  • Country

    Guatemala

  • Organization

    Red Cross Red Crescent

  • Hazard

    Floods associated with tropical cyclones

  • Early Actions

    Cash (unconditional)

  • Sector

    Livelihoods

  • Lead Time

    3 to 5 days

  • Purpose

    Save lives, Meet basic needs

  • Detail of action

    Cash transfers will have 1 single delivery, by mobile transfer, for 1,000 families with an amount of 1,500 GTQ (about 180 CHF), which corresponds to half of the standard value for multi-purpose cash transfers in the response phase.

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Global advisor Early Action and Research

German Red Cross

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