IASC Exit Strategy for Humanitarian Actors in the Context of Complex Emergencies

The exit strategy is primarily a process of moving from emergency torehabilitation and development addressing a change in the roles of the UNagencies and other humanitarian organizations in the country, thus affecting thefunctions their respective staff may play in the country.

This paper addresses the exit strategy from the stand point of an emergencyrequiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met inorder to proceed with such a strategy. While not debating the issue, it takes forgranted both possibilities of an emergency affecting an entire country or even anumber of countries in a region as well as a situation where the emergencyaffects only a part of a country. The exit strategy is primarily a process of moving from emergency torehabilitation and development addressing a change in the roles of the UNagencies and other humanitarian organizations in the country, thus affecting thefunctions their respective staff may play in the country.

This paper addresses the exit strategy from the stand point of an emergencyrequiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met inorder to proceed with such a strategy. While not debating the issue, it takes forgranted both possibilities of an emergency affecting an entire country or even anumber of countries in a region as well as a situation where the emergencyaffects only a part of a country. The exit strategy is primarily a process of moving from emergency torehabilitation and development addressing a change in the roles of the UNagencies and other humanitarian organizations in the country, thus affecting thefunctions their respective staff may play in the country.

This paper addresses the exit strategy from the stand point of an emergencyrequiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met inorder to proceed with such a strategy. While not debating the issue, it takes forgranted both possibilities of an emergency affecting an entire country or even anumber of countries in a region as well as a situation where the emergencyaffects only a part of a country. The exit strategy is primarily a process of moving from emergency torehabilitation and development addressing a change in the roles of the UNagencies and other humanitarian organizations in the country, thus affecting thefunctions their respective staff may play in the country.

This paper addresses the exit strategy from the stand point of an emergencyrequiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met inorder to proceed with such a strategy. While not debating the issue, it takes forgranted both possibilities of an emergency affecting an entire country or even anumber of countries in a region as well as a situation where the emergencyaffects only a part of a country.