Saving lives today and tomorrow

Managing the risk of humanitarian crises

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The premise of this report is that most humanitarian crises are to some extent predictable and preventable. With new and old risks increasing the pressure on the international humanitarian system, it looks at ways in which the system can be improved and transformed to better anticipate, prevent and manage crises.



Why risk matters to humanitarian assistance

This chapter describes approaches that contribute to managing crisis risk, and the existing barriers to anticipating and preventing humanitarian crises. It discusses the role of Governments and others, as well as how the humanitarian sector can contribute to better crisis-risk management.


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