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Talent Development infographic

Talent Development is an innovative humanitarian capacity-building project that aims to develop decentralized approaches to capacity-building and to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in countries at risk of na... Read more...

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06 May 2016

Weathering a risky climate: The role of insurance in reducing vulnerability to extreme weather

Extreme weather events were almost twice as common over the past ten years as they were during the 1980s. The people on the frontlines of the climate crisis are those who are least responsible for causing it: the world’s poorest a... Read more...

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04 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - Lassa fever

On 8 January, Nigeria’s government announced an outbreak of Lassa Fever, which by 14 January, was reported by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control to have infected at least 140 people and killed 53 people in 14 of the country’s 36... Read more...

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02 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Ethiopia, anticipation of Belg rains

Starting in early 2015, Ethiopia began experiencing its worst drought in over 30 years, with Belg rains failing in Feb-April 2015, followed by a poor Kiremt rain season in July-Sept 2015 exacerbated by El Nino. Read more...

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19 April 2016

Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme infographic

The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) leverages collaborative advantage, maximising the potential of working together to achieve results at scale. Read more...

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11 April 2016

The State of Surge Capacity in the Humanitarian Sector

The State of Surge Capacity in the Humanitarian Sector is the largest snapshot on surge for a number of years, and reveals how surge in the humanitarian sector has evolved in the past decade. Read more...

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07 April 2016

Building the Evidence Base for Early Action

The benefits of early action are mostly uncontested among humanitarian actors. Nevertheless, humanitarian actors still find it challenging to act early for a variety of reasons. Read more...

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06 April 2016

Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 1 December 2015, a wave of heavy rains, the third in a month, hit southern India, leading to the most intense floods in living memory for communities in Chennai city and districts in northern Tamil Nadu state, killing at least ... Read more...

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18 March 2016

Crisis response summary: Sri Lanka - in anticipation of flooding

On 13-15 November, 2015, a depression system formed in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, bringing heavy rainfall and triggering floods that affected more than 15,000 families in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mulaitivu dis... Read more...

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08 March 2016

Start Fund infographic March 2016

Since launching in April 2014, the Start Fund has been alerted 71 times and has funded 128 projects to respond to 52 emergencies globally. Read more...

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03 March 2016