It is important to understand the continuum that extends from response, immediate relief, relief, early recovery to recovery and how this affects the overarching services (and the necessary coordination between services) to achieve the best outcomes for impacted communities. As soon as response to an emergency has commenced the relief and recovery phases need to be considered and/or mobilised.
Figure 26 - Emergency Relief and Recovery Activities Over Time
Source: Part 4 EMMV
6.6 Principles Underpinning Recovery