ACT Alliance has revised its Humanitarian Policy and incorporated into it operational guidance for the Rapid Response Fund in its annex. This revised 2017 ACT Alliance Humanitarian Policy replaces all former ones as well as the 2016 RRF Policy. Accompanying guidelines and tools are provided for members in support of this policy which will be continually updated and improved based on learnings from their practical application.
The humanitarian footprint of the ACT alliance in emergencies is substantial. Most ACT members respond through the ACT funding coordination mechanism of the ACT Appeal. In some cases members also respond using bilateral funding outside of the appeal. In addition, some members respond to the emergency through their humanitarian advocacy or emergency communications work. The “Total ACT Alliance Response” includes the work of all ACT members responding to the emergency in their different capacities (implementation, funding, advocacy and communications), requiring commitment, coordination and collaboration from all.