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The Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) was established in 2011 in response to the demand for increased coordination between development partners to address the demands of humanitarian disasters, primarily floods and drought. The objective of the HRF is to ensure sound coordination and communication on emergency preparedness, and humanitarian response in Cambodia between the United Nations (UN), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), and international organizations (IOs). The HRF works in close collaboration with the Government, most notably the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), to facilitate a coordinated and effective approch in support of people affected by humanitarian crises.

Following the floods response in 2011 and 2013, humanitarian partners have conducted after actions reviews/lessons learned workshops in which one of the key priorities identified has been the need for stronger and more comprehensive preparedness, particularly at sectorial level. The development and regular update of an HRF Contingency Plan (HRF CP) contributes to a more comprehensive preparedness among UN, INGOs and IOs engaged in humanitarian action in Cambodia.

Information Management

An interactive map with all the common and fundamental operational datasets (CODs/FODs) can be accessed by clicking the image below.


HRF Contingency Plan in Brief

The HRF Contingency Plan structure is similar to the National Contingency Plan (NCP) one, organised into a common part applicable to all sectors and subsequently into six sectors, namely food security and nutrition (FSN); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; health, education and protection. The HRF Contingency Plan will focus on natural disasters, while man-made disasters such as conflict or political unrest will be addressed by organisations with a specific mandate. The HRF Contingency Plan is addressed at HRF participant organisations and it has been developed by them in partnership with representatives from NCDM and the CRC, considering the NCP and sectorial national plans as key plans for the response. It is aimed at complementing the NCP and sectorial plans, and at strengthening HRF participant organisations collective preparedness. It can be used as a resource by individual organisations for the development of their own preparedness and response plans. 


Sector Leads

Sector Leads
WASH UNICEF, World Vision
Shelter IOM, PIN
Health WHO
Education UNICEF, Save the Children
Protection UNICEF, Save the ChildrenWorld Vision

Cambodia 2020 Flood Response Documentation

For organisations to update their Cambodia Flood 2020 Response Activities,

- Flood Response Plan: Click HERE

- Who does What Where and for Whom (4W): Click HERE

- Financial Tracking System for contributions: Click HERE

For the HRF contact lists, Click HERE