Strengthening the Humanitarian System: From India to South Asia

Bhatt, M., Doherty, J. & Paithankar, P.
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Date published
01 Feb 2024
Disaster risk reduction, Environment & climate, humanitarian action
India issue no. 208, January 2024

This issue of is titled “Strengthening the Humanitarian System: From India to South Asia” provides a series of useful reflections on the content of the SHSI report as a detailed overview of India’s humanitarian structures and policies, while also providing forward-looking options for implementing some of its recommendations. It is a useful compilation of perspectives from different types of humanitarian actors focused both on the national and state levels, with contributions focused on Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. The articles cover some topics of clear importance for India but also for humanitarian actors in other countries to consider, particularly issues of migration, disaster risk reduction and preparedness that are of growing importance globally given the increasing threats of climate-related disasters.