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Action Pledges


Refining the Agenda? Humanitarian Assistance in Times of Climate Change

Partner German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)

Date of submission 19/07/2012


Action pledge 6

Humanitarian assistance or humanitarian aid is essential in order to reduce suffering in crises and catastrophes and recovery processes. Climate change also affects the work of humanitarian aid agencies in various ways. Humanitarian aid will be challenged and might face a new dimension owing to climate change, particularly if weather related hazards, in combination with the vulnerability of societies or communities, trigger a higher frequency of medium- and small-scale disasters.

Further information

DKKV website

Regional focus All regions
Sector Other
Adaptation delivery activity Disaster risk reduction
Humanitarian assistance
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Methods and tools
Target group

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.