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This article examines the policies and institutional arrangements for integrating informal volunteers, the methods and tools for their engagement, and the reported benefits and challenges of involving volunteers in disaster management.
Anticipatory action and disaster risk finance: Guiding the setting of humanitarian targets
This report contributes to the evidence base for scaling up anticipatory action and pre-arranged disaster risk finance. It builds on our previous research conducted in 2019 that estimated that over half of crises are somewhat predictable
A How-To Guide for the SEM
This guide seeks to provide the SEM community with further knowledge and information about the Paris Agreement, as well as tips for meaningfully engaging in the intergovernmental process, in order to have an impact in the climate process.
Wildfire and dark clouds approaching Hollywood City
Communities of fire adaptation and mitigation practitioners are attempting to improve fire outcomes by using their power as a system of connected entities – as networks – to influence each other, those who they serve, and the systems they work in.
Philippines Lessons Learned from Typhoon Yolanda
This document is an assessment of specific aspects of the Philippines' short and medium-term recovery from the Typhoon Yolanda.
An farmer crosses his field on a tractor in Cabinda, Angola
Three years after a severe drought in southwestern Angola, people in the area continue to suffer. Hunger remains pervasive and they are still losing livestock. A report set out factors that made the impact of the drought worse.
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The purpose of this report is to discuss the need for improved individual and community preparedness and response to compound dry-hot extreme events, and to highlight the benefits such improvements would bring. 
When floods occur, places that are hard to reach with conventional emergency services are especially vulnerable. In collaboration with local NGOs, Mercy Corps is helping Nepalese communities to be better prepared for dangerous and costly flooding.