Recovery phase encompasses the restoration of basic services, livelihoods, shelter, governance, security and the rule of law, environment and social dimensions, including the reintegration of displaced populations.
It stabilizes human security and addresses underlying risks that contributed to the disaster situation. The populations affected by the disaster require life saving support; community, institutions and livelihoods have often been physically destroyed and weakened.
Recovery programming works to restore services, livelihood opportunities and governance capacity. It starts as soon as possible in the humanitarian or emergency phase. While most preference will be given to life saving interventions, the sooner the planning and work on recovery begins, the sooner the affected areas are stabilized and the shorter and more effective the recovery process is likely to be, as national and regional institutions progress with providing basic services.
Early recovery initiate in parallel with humanitarian activities.