The 2022 Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week ended on Friday, held in hybrid format with nearly 1,700 people taking part in Geneva and just over 5,000 online for one and two weeks respectively.
Recent years have seen a surge in people being displaced by disasters – often within their own countries. In 2020 alone, weather- and climate-related events led to more than 30 million people worldwide being displaced within their country.
The British Embassy in Kathmandu (BEK) has announced its continued support to anticipate and rapidly respond to crises through Start Network by providing an additional £ 1.5 million in funding to Start Fund Nepal.
Foreign Ministers from G7 countries released a joint statement on humanitarian assistance, calling for governments to scale up anticipatory action, and increase financial support for early humanitarian action ahead of predicted hazards.
Anticipatory action plans include a trigger mechanism, developed according to an impact-based forecasting approach, that translates the expected hazard event and its potential impacts into technical and actionable interventions.