Why We Need a Disaster 2.1 Report

Why We Need a Disaster 2.1 Report

By The Standby Task Force: Online Volunteer Community for Live Mapping | Published: April 6, 2011

The recent Disaster 2.0 Report published by the UN Foundation, OCHA and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) represents one of the most important policy documents to have been written in recent years. The report acknowledges in no uncertain terms that the humanitarian space is moving towards a more multi-polar system and that this represents an unprecedented opportunity for the future of disaster relief, albeit one that presents clear challenges. We applaud and thank the authors of the report for bringing this to the attention of the policy community. … That said, we have a number of concerns about the report. …

For full text of the article, visit: Why We Need a Disaster 2.1 Report.

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