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Humanitarian Action in a New Urban World – World Humanitarian Summit: Regional Consultations, Europe and Others

International Rescue Committee


About this resource

Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Development & humanitarian aid, System-wide performance, Urban
Author(s):Meral, A. G.
Date published:3 February 2015

The impact of urbanisation is an issue that cuts across all four WHS ‘themes’:

1. Humanitarian effectiveness

2. Transformation through innovation

3. Reducing vulnerability, managing risk

4. Serving the needs of people in conflict

As such, this paper sets out nine key recommendations for the WHS to consider under the four themes, recognising however, that certain recommendations cut across all of the themes.

This paper was used as a source for synthesised recommendations used in the Briefing Papers for the Global Forum on Improving Humanitarian Action, taking place in New York on 4/5 June 2015.

The Briefing Papers are intended to provide a general background to the key obstacles that inhibit good, effective humanitarian action, and the recommendations that have been put forward around the WHS process to address these obstacles.

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