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DEPP (disasters and emergencies)

The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective humanitarian response through a portfolio of projects funded by UK aid - the Department for International Development (DFID).

DEPP is a three year, £40 million initiative launched in 2014, designed to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response and the way in which countries cope with disasters and conflict.

It is a unique collaboration between the CDAC Network (Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities) and Start Network, managed by the two networks and DFID. The two networks leverage the expertise of more than 50-member organisations, of which Christian Aid is a part.

DEPP projects
There are 14 projects in the DEPP portfolio and Christian Aid is directly involved in eight, either leading the project or as a consortium member. A selection of our projects are below:
The Shifting the Power project aims to strengthen the capacity of local and national organisations so they can play a leading role in decision making.
Shifting the Power programme
The Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems (SEPS) project strengthens communities to prepare for disasters in south east Myanmar.
SEPS project, Myanmar
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness project aims to strengthen early warning, preparedness and response to public health emergencies in Ethiopia.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Find out more about the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) on the Start Network website

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