Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

Building on the key intersectoral and Protection needs identified in the HNO, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is the main humanitarian strategic planning process to define intersectoral strategic objectives and mobilize resources for humanitarian activities . During this process the Cluster specific objectives for the HRP are defined. Cluster contributions to the HRP should be informed by the Cluster operational strategy if already developed, otherwise the HRP should serve as the basis for a Cluster operational strategy defining the Cluster action plan in further details.

At the intersectoral level, Cluster should ensure that the HRP identifies response priorities contributing towards collective protection outcomes, and support other clusters to define their specific contributions. Ideally, the collective protection outcomes would be based on recommendations from the HCT and in line with the HCT Protection Strategy.

In the HRP, Clusters are asked to define their own sectoral strategic objectives and indicators, priority target populations, areas of intervention and activities, as well as the overall budget required for the response.

Overall, Protection funding (including AoRs) is expected to account for about 15% of the total humanitarian funding requested in the HRP, with 25% of that funding should be dedicated to NNGOs. Ideally, the Cluster should adopt a common logframe of strategic objectives that incorporates the priority objectives and indicators of the AoRs – this does not prevent AoRs from monitoring the implementation of the activities of their own partners, and reporting progress in the response as required.

Minimum requirements

Define strategic objectives & operational footprint priorities (areas, populations, and activities) based on needs overview

Update related 3W planned activities by operational partners to identify gaps and address duplications

Review HRP projects (project based HRP) or define costing (activity based HRP)

Define budget requirement

  • 15% of total humanitarian funding requested for Protection in HRP
  • 25% of Protection & AoR funding dedicated to NNGOs (direct/indirect funding)

Ensure intersectoral strategic objectives address Protection issues

Support key Clusters on their contributions to collective protection outcomes

Draft HRP narrative jointly with AoRs and SAG