Emergency Response: IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up Activations
In the event of major sudden-onset crises and/or substantial deterioration of a given humanitarian situation triggered by natural disasters or conflicts, an IASC Scale-Up activation can be triggered to mobilize a system-wide response where the capacity to lead, coordinate and deliver humanitarian assistance does not match the scale, complexity and urgency of the crisis. These exceptional measures shall only be applied for a time-bound period of up to six months where the gravity of the humanitarian situation justifies the mobilization of system-wide capacities and resources, beyond standard levels, to respond to critical humanitarian needs on the ground. Only in exceptional situations shall one additional three-month extension be considered.
More information on the IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up Protocols available here.