Preparedness action based on existing early warning systems has been instrumental in saving lives and livelihoods. But, whereas early warning systems are proliferating, investment in the SOPs and resources required to act on warning lags behind. RPII will apply FbF. It will set in place a system that automatically triggers action (and immediate release of corresponding funds) based on a forecast, systematically reducing disaster effects in the target areas.
Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other stakeholders are familiar with FbF and FbF has been demonstrated and established in several National Societies
communities affected by (predictable) disasters
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase