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Responding to urban crises

The urban challenge in humanitarian aid on Prezi


Urbanisation presents a significant and urgent challenge for humanitarian actors. In recent decades, there has been a massive increase in the number of people living in cities and who are vulnerable to disasters or conflict. Urban disasters differ in important ways from rural disasters, and force the humanitarian community to rethink fundamental tools, approaches and assumptions when deciding how best to respond.

At ALNAP’s 27th Annual Meeting ‘Meeting the Urban Challenge: Adapting humanitarian efforts to an urban world’ there was general agreement that the international humanitarian sector is currently inadequately prepared to address both the scale and nature of the urban challenge. ALNAP’s continuing work on urban response is an effort to:
 

  • raise awareness across the sector of the specific challenges of humanitarian response in urban environments
     
  • provide a forum for ALNAP members to share their experiences of adapting strategies, policies and procedures on the basis of best practice in urban response
     
  • support ALNAP members to increase their levels of knowledge and skills relevant to urban response 

 


Latest ALNAP urban response webinar 

 

Previous Urban response webinars

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ALNAP resources on humanitarian response in urban crises

 

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