( By WHO - OMS, 1999 )
1 - Presenting the results of the assessment
The following format can be adapted for presenting the results of the assessment in different situations.
· Reason for emergency (type of actual or imminent hazard):
- onset and evolution;
- additional hazards.
· Description of the affected area (add at least a sketch map).
· Description of the affected population:
- number, estimated breakdown by age, sex, and special risk or vulnerability factors;
- estimated total number of deaths and injuries.
· Impact, in terms of mortality and morbidity:
- daily crude mortality (number of deaths for the day per 10000 population);
- other indicators, such as malnutrition rates, losses in vital infrastructures, financial losses and other socioeconomic data can be used.
· Existing response capacity (in terms of human and material resources):
- local, subnational, and national capacity;
- international organizations (bilateral, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental);
- overall authority and national focal point;
- distribution of tasks and responsibilities;
- coordination mechanisms;
- logistics, communications, and administrative support.
· Additional requirements:
- immediate vital needs of the affected populations;
- immediate and medium-term needs for national capacity-building;
- implementation, monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms.
Whenever possible, this section should include medium-term and long-term outlines for rehabilitation and vulnerability reduction.
· Recommendations. Indicate the following:
- priority actions by projects;
- responsible office (national focal point and national and international partners);
- time frame;
- breakdown of requirements by projects (estimated costs).
An annex should illustrate the timetable of the assessment, give a summary of the methods used and list the sources. It will also include maps and a copy of the questionnaires used and the background documents that may have been collected in the field.