A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
22 Sep 2014, Devex
Recalling the intervention of a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines at the recent World Humanitarian Summit regional consultation for East Asia, Jemilah Mahmood calls in her Devex article to put people at the center of the climate change (Paris 2015), disaster risk reduction (Sendai 2015) and humanitarian action (Istanbul 2016) processes and to create a cohesive approach to reduce the underlying causes of vulnerability to climate shocks...
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