World Disasters Report 2016
14 October 2016
SOURCE:IFRCThis World Disasters Report makes the case for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities.
The widening gap between available resources and persistent, urgent needs in southern Africa, the Sahel, the Horn, across South and South-East Asia, and in many parts of Latin America, makes the case for strengthening resilience more compelling and more urgent than ever before.
If we are to break this cycle of crisis-response, and make real progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and disaster risk reduction, the answer is not just better response: it must also be fewer people in need.
A focus on resilience should not replace or undermine the humanitarian imperative that demands that all need is addressed directly and with dignity.