The Zambia Red Cross Society activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Floods after receiving a forecast that floods were likely to hit 10 districts across the country, potentially affecting more than 100,000 people.
Anticipation Hub
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2023
The Asia-Pacific region has been at the forefront of the anticipatory action agenda for sudden onset hazards. Cash is rightly seen as an option to deliver effective, cost-efficient and timely assistance to vulnerable households.
European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) Norwegian Refugee Council
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2023
This article identifies common benefits and challenges associated with anticipatory action (AA) programmes, finding that AA has built local Red Cross Red Crescent capacity, leading to more proactive operations and expedited humanitarian response.
Climate Risk Management (Elsevier)
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2022
This report explores the unique contributions of Earth observation data to anticipatory action, the development-humanitarian spectrum, the various challenges of the data’s incorporation, and a collection of guidance and best practices from experts.
Digital Humanitarian Network
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2022
This factsheet assesses anticipatory cash transfers and early warning information ahead of drought in Ethiopia. Ahead of the March-May 2021 rainy season, forecasts indicated below-average rainfall was highly likely in the Somali region.
World Food Programme
Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
This blogpost looks at the challenges associated with forecasting not only the hazards themselves, but also their impacts, to inform anticipatory action that protects many more people from harm.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
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2022
WFP is sharing the lessons learned of its partnership with the government of Mozambique for the implementation of anticipatory actions.
World Food Programme
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2022
This manual is designed to help users gain a basic knowledge of early warning early action, using climate information to strengthen decision making.
Kenya Red Cross Society
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2022
This article shares lessons from OCHA's anticipatory action pilots, focusing on three components: triggers, programming, and financing, and discusses the challenges in scaling up anticipatory action.
Frontiers in Climate
What was known: Weather forecast availability and communication in conflict-affected countries
2022
This paper examines the efficacy of Early Warning Early Action in conflict-affected countries: whether global forecast models predicted historical floods in conflict-affected regions and whether forecast information was communicated for droughts.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)