BRAC’s efficiency and effectiveness in humanitarian response lies in its organisational readiness with well-structured Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for emergency response; hazard-specific district level contingency plans and guidelines; rapid damage and need assessment tools. along with strong presence on the ground, with localised knowledge and ability to mobilise resources within the shortest possible time.
We created a dedicated central Emergency Response Team (ERT) - a group of trained, skilled and self-driven human resources ready to be deployed at short notice for carrying out strategic and operational management functions to any large scale emergency response both nationally and globally.
Our skilled and equipped DDMT in all 64 districts and UDMT in 492 upazila are always ready to provide humanitarian assistance to the affected communities within 72 hours after any disaster and crisis. BDT 100,000 is available at each of our upazila level offices as an emergency fund that enables the field teams to support the disaster victims immediately without waiting for approval from the head office. Our prepositioned non-food-items (NFI) packages at the national level and strategic locations at regional levels of the country significantly contribute to meet the immediate needs of the disaster affected population. We introduced a community-based disaster management fund that builds the capacity of women in vulnerable situations to unite and fight against the vicious cycle of disasters and poverty.