Descripción general

READY is collecting stories about integration during major outbreaks in humanitarian settings—teams, sectors, and programs working together to holistically address the needs of communities during an outbreak. For example:

  • In Bangladesh, Health and Protection sectors coordinated to ensure “Child Carers” were identified in each COVID-19 Isolation Treatment Center to provide basic psychosocial support and ensure safe discharge of children.
  • In an Ethiopia Emergency Food Security Program, cash-transfer beneficiaries are also being enrolled in community health insurance to help them access health services.
  • Many countries have established national OneHealth coordination platforms with defined activities and emergency operations protocols. Cameroon rapidly mobilized a multi-sectoral team for investigating a monkeypox outbreak in chimpanzees.

READY is creating a digital library of stories developed and narrated by humanitarian personnel from various backgrounds and organizations. We aim to highlight the real-world application of integrated humanitarian activities during an outbreak, to discover trends, successes, and challenges—and ultimately, to inspire others in the sector to work in a more cohesive, collaborative manner.

If you have a story to share, from any point in your career, we want to hear it!
Please use our online form to share a few details with us.

READY will contact individuals on a rolling basis to further develop the story and publish it in our digital library.

Download the Call for Stories Flyer

View/download the program flyer (600KB .pdf).