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In 2020, the World Food Programme and the Burundi Red Cross launched a new partnership-based project to develop anticipatory actions for various hazards, including floods caused by extreme rainfall and drought.
Anticipation Hub
This brief displays the May 2024 updates for the Early Warnings 4 All initiative.
Early Warnings for All initiative (EW4All)
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has activated its early action protocol for heatwave, enabling anticipatory actions in the capital, Dhaka, before the worst impacts of the current extreme heat were likely to be felt by people at heightened risk.
Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre
A women farmer in Zimbabwe walking along her field checking the crops
At UNGA-ECOSOC event, FAO Deputy Director-General emphasizes the key role of effective anticipatory action in protecting and equipping communities ahead of shocks.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
A woman carrying a child through the heated streets.
Two years after floods submerged a third of the country, Pakistan stands at a crossroads in disaster response. The CGIAR FCM Initiative, co-led by IWMI, spearheads research on anticipatory action and address vulnerabilities in host communities.
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
African woman fetching unclean and contaminated water from a pond or stream for their daily consumption
From January 2024, large parts of Southern Africa experienced significantly below-average rainfall, as a consequence, the countries have been battling major outbreaks of cholera, other waterborne diseases, and other problems.
World Weather Attribution
African children fetch water from a water source
While early warning systems are effective, to fully inform disaster-risk-reduction interventions they require effective coordination and early action protocols that function across multiple levels of governance, from local to national levels.
Anticipation Hub
 Flood Refuge
Early warning systems are crucial for reducing climate risks in South Asia, but effective implementation relies on regional cooperation and standardised data sharing
The Third Pole

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