preparedness

Check out our new datastore: the numbers behind the analysis

Humanitarian

GHA’s new datastore has gone live today and includes the datasets that drive GHA’s work to map and quantify the world of humanitarian financing: the response to need, financing levels, where the money comes from and where it goes, the actors involved, the funding mechanisms used, and the countries and projects prioritised. The data is […]


GFDRR response to GHA’s new report - Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it should count

Humanitarian

This new report from GHA provides evidence of a challenge that disaster risk reduction (DRR) practitioners have been highlighting for many years: despite increasing public and political recognition of the need for a focus on DRR, reinforced by countless high level statements and commitments, the international community has been unable to provide the funding needed […]


The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium – a model to be replicated?

Humanitarian

Nepal has undoubtedly experienced its fair share of natural hazards over the last century, some of which recur year on year such as floods and landslides and others which have struck less frequently but have the potential to cause more devastation, as is the case with earthquakes. This makes the country one of the 20 […]


The inadequacy of emergency preparedness

Humanitarian

The pressure on the humanitarian system appears to be growing. Aid from governments reached US$12.4 billion in 2010, the highest figure on record. At the same time UN appeals in 2010 reached their highest ever figure of US$11.2 billion, double what it was in 2006, and for the first time in five years the level […]