The Multi cluster/Sector Initial Rapid assessment (MIRA) Approach--Process, Methodologies and Tools

A MIRA is the assessment and analysis of needs carried out during the first two weeks of a sudden onset disaster. It is a multi-sector assessment carried out by key stakeholders which endeavors to provide the basic information fundamental to all actors, namely the overview of affected population needs and response priorities for international support. The MIRA allows stakeholders to reach a shared understanding of the humanitarian situation and its likely evolution at its earliest stages to support initial strategic response decisions.