Addressing the perennial problems of disaster response

UNHCR/M. Pearson

UNHCR/M. Pearson

Background study for the Disaster Response Dialogue Conference Manila, Philippines, October 2014

Better cooperation between international and local actors, especially the government, is necessary to help improve the effectiveness of the response to the humanitarian consequences of natural disasters.

The Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) commissioned DARA and HERE-Geneva to conduct an independent study on humanitarian financing to disaster-affected governments and other national actors, looking at how the relationships and cooperation can be improved.

The study highlights as key to greater effectiveness the need for continuous dialogue over the issues affecting victims of disasters and looks at well-known issues in disaster response in order to try to shed new light on them to promote more honest and transparent dialogue.

Read the study.