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Following the recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar, response teams have been working around the clock to rescue and recover those affected by the disasters. ALNAP's Earthquake Lessons Paper provides 17 practical lessons for operational agencies responding to earthquakes, focusing on Strategy and Management, and Technical Delivery. The paper, originally written to assist agencies responding to last year's earthquake in Nepal, offers invaluable information and assistance by drawing on the experiences of previous disasters.

Also available in Spanish, French, Nepali and Mandarin.



Earlier this year, the ALNAP's Steering Committee undertook a light mid-term review of the 2013-2018 Strategy. The presentation provides an overview of the work ALNAP does and gives a sense of how our products are being used; by whom; and to what extent they are influencing policy and action. 

As part of the mid-term review, ALNAP also conducted a members survey, which can be read here.



How successful has the international response to the Syria crisis been? This report sets out the results of an evaluation synthesis and gap analysis of publically available evaluative studies looking at the response between 2012 - 2015. The paper, commissioned by the Steering Group for Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations, provides a summary of lessons learned from the crisis. ALNAP hosted the launch of this major study, which highlights the lack of analysis around key themes and issues.


Understanding Urban Systems and Stakeholders

Urban disasters differ in some fundamentally important ways from rural disasters. In recent decades the rapid increase in the number of people living in cities has forced the humanitarian community to reconsider how best to respond. Recent research has identified the importance of working within existing systems and with local stakeholders in urban humanitarian response. Our new research seeks to understand: what is meant by urban systems and stakeholders, who is trying to understand what about urban systems and stakeholders and how, why this understanding is important, and how effective are existing tools/guidance in providing information about urban systems and stakeholders?

 Read more about our urban response research

 Read the infosheet

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