Component 5: Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC)

The CERC component of GARID makes provision for Government of Ghana to respond to immediate and emerging risks, such as disasters, conflicts, epidemics, and economic shocks and generally, for situations requiring urgent assistance. This is to ensure that the level of Government disaster preparedness is strengthened, and time-consuming restructuring in the immediate aftermath of a crisis is eliminated. CERC is being implemented by Ministry of Health and was triggered with the outbreak of COVID-19.