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Project ID 00067357 Description CFIA_B3 WFP Pandemic Preparedn
Fund
CFIA Fund (Influenza)
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Theme
CFIA Earmarked(USAID)-(WIND B)
Project status Financially Closed
Country United Nations Participating Organization   WFP - World Food Programme
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A pandemic is expected to bring about massive disruptions in global markets, national infrastructure and services, and potentially civil unrest. The shock will be harder in countries with limited infrastructure and capacity. Governments and humanitarian agencies’ ability to operate and serve their affected population will also be seriously affected, compounded by the significant increase in the beneficiary caseload. Pandemic readiness at the Government and humanitarian agency level is essential to effectively meet these challenges.

Outputs and Key Immediate Objectives of the Project are:

UN CAP Objective 4 & 6: Operational contingency plans in place in 9 priority countries by the end of 2008 (including, amongst others Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan and Sudan). The development of contingency plans will be done in close liaison with IFRC, UN partners and NGOs. The process involves the development of a comprehensive preparedness framework including business continuity planning measures and operational response modalities.

UN CAP Objective 4 & 7: Transport alternatives of humanitarian goods along the main delivery corridors during a pandemic properly analysed and assessed (in east Africa, southern Africa, central and southeast Asia). While this project is funded separately by CFIA, the overall project management falls with the AHI unit, which ensures the effective integration of the project with other ongoing preparedness measures.

UN CAP Objectives 4 & 7: Logistics training programme developed and key operational staff (WFP and non WFP; WHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, IFRC and selected NGOs) trained on Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) in immediate response for “containment / quarantined operations”, which WFP may be requested to support. To ensure that the training is integrated into existing systems and structures WFP, as the lead coordinator for the Logistics Cluster, will coordinate its design and delivery with other key cluster partners.

UN CAP Objective 4 & 6: In order to minimise the impact upon WFP’s current case load of 85 million beneficiaries, and to strengthen its ability to adapt its operations if required, WFP will roll out Business Continuity training to all WFP country offices.

UN CAP Objective 2 & 4: Impact of an influenza pandemic on the livelihood of vulnerable groups in priority countries analysed and programme response guidance developed. In close collaboration with sister UN agencies, the Red Cross Movement, NGOs and national authorities, the project will develop guidelines for the use of food assistance in a pandemic environment. 

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