Road-map to community Resilience

In recent years, humanitarian needs have grown at an alarming rate. The number of people dependent on humanitarian assistance has more than tripled while the cost of responding has increased five-fold. Every source of evidence suggests that human and economic losses, particularly due to climate change, will only continue to grow. If we continue a business-as-usual approach of crisis and crisisresponse, we will not be able to manage the increasing scale of the challenges. We need a paradigm shift in the way we work with communities at risk – and to act preventively to reduce exposure, vulnerability and impact at local level.