Applying an inclusive and equitable approach to anticipatory action

Jones, C., Guerten, N., Hillesland, M. and Koechlein, E.
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Date published
01 Jan 2020
Research, reports and studies
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction

Natural hazards such as droughts, floods and cyclones are becoming more frequent and intense, leaving in their wake an unprecedented level of humanitarian needs. The number of people displaced by conflict and economic downturns, meanwhile, is the highest on record. However different in nature, these events require action from governments and international organizations to alleviate human suffering. And more often than not, the timing of interventions greatly affects how people experience shocks. Responding to these events after their impacts have materialized can take great tolls on the affected communities and erode their coping capacities over time. It also puts pressure on finite aid resources and can create a cycle of reactive responses to recurring hazards