Third phase of Emergency Response Mechanism in Afghanistan is completed | Mission East

Third phase of Emergency Response Mechanism in Afghanistan is completed



Kabul, 08.04.2014 - The Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM), funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), has continued to respond to emergencies triggered by on-going conflict or sudden-onset natural disasters that occur in Afghanistan. The ERM programme has finished its third phase and has brought about a number of achievements.
The ERM concept (including the ERM consortium and ERAM programme from NRC) aims to increase humanitarian access and provide rapid humanitarian assistance to the immediate needs of communities affected by natural disaster and conflict. To this end, the ERM shares the information collected on the disaster and reduces its impact through a need assessment and an adapted response, both in a timely and effective manner.
From August 2013 until March 2014, the ERM has been intervening to respond to the immediate needs of communities affected by both natural disasters and conflict.  During this period, the ERM consortium has reached a total of 45,968 beneficiaries.  
You can read more infomation on this here and the more information on ERM work in Afghanistan here.