7. After the emergency

After the Emergency Communications Officer’s term is completed, the CO Communications Officer, the Lead Member Media Manager or CEG Communications will be responsible for providing updated communications material to CI about the emergency. This should be agreed before the Emergency Communications Officer departs.

Media and donor interest generally peaks six months and one year (and in the case of mega-emergencies, two years and five years) after a large emergency. Media and donors want an update of the progress made, challenges remaining, funds raised and spent, and how money was used. COs should therefore be prepared with a communications package to share with CI. See Annex 13.15 Communications in Emergencies: Checklist for Anniversaries for details.