Submitted by Sofia Navarrete Zur
3 Mar 2022

Are you an aid worker? Share perspectives on your work in this survey

To adapt to the cumulative impacts of climate change, conflict, poverty and pandemics, the humanitarian sector has increased its focus on the scale and type of actions needed to end crises and prevent new ones, in addition to its traditional approach of addressing need. Emergency assistance is becoming more place-specific, locally led, flexible and efficient. Cash, for example, lets people meet disasters faster and on their own terms.

The timing of responses is also shifting. The humanitarian sector is using risk analysis to enhance its capacity to predict and catch problems before they become crises. This can reduce costs and human suffering.

Do these trends change what you think it means to be an aid worker today? The Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School, with the support of the Anticipation Hub, is conducting a short survey to gather the individual perspectives of aid workers around the world. You can access the survey here.