This report is the first of its kind on anticipatory action and collates voices of communities, shares their experiences and needs, prior to predictable risks.
Some of our findings include; people demand the right to have access to timely, appropriate and accurate information to help keep themselves and their families safe, prior to crises.
They also have the right to give feedback about humanitarian assistance.
As we embark on new ways of responding to climate-related crises, we must be instructed by the affected people to guide our actions.
For humanitarian responders, our primary responsibility is to people affected by crises.
This Pre-Crisis Anticipatory Action Survey Report is a step in that direction.
Special thanks to: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), UN OCHA, The Netherlands Red Cross, UNFPA, EduCo, Unicef, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and all Start Network member organisations that supported the production of this publication.