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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    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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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 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

      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

      Reduce agricultural impacts

    Title

    Cash (conditional)

    • Country

      Nigeria

    • Organization

      Red Cross Red Crescent

    • Hazard

      Flood

    • Early Actions

      Cash (conditional)

    • Sector

      Livelihoods

    • Lead Time

      10 days

    • Purpose

      Reduce loss of income/livelihood/livestock, Save lives, 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

      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

      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.

    Title

    Cash (unconditional)

    • Country

      Honduras

    • Organization

      Red Cross Red Crescent

    • Hazard

      Cyclone / Typhoon

    • Early Actions

      Cash (conditional)

    • Sector

      Food Security & Livelihoods

    • Lead Time

      5 days

    • Purpose

      Meet basic needs

    • Detail of action

      The Honduran Red Cross will provide multipurpose cash by way of prepaid cards for transportation of people and/or goods, purchase of basic products or provision for cases in which they have to move to another house, making it possible to mitigate possible damages and/or losses that may occur with the impact

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    Global advisor Early Action and Research

    German Red Cross

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