The Hellenic Red Cross acts ahead of extreme heat in Greece

The Hellenic Red Cross activated its Simplified Early Action Protocol for Extreme Heat on 8 June, after forecasts of high temperatures across Greece. The Red Cross team will now carry out a series of anticipatory actions to help people cope with the impacts.

Lamu County Emergency Operation Centre wins the 2024 Averted Disaster Award

The Lamu County Emergency Operation Centre in Kenya has won the 2024 Averted Disaster Award, announced at the Understanding Risk Global Forum 2024 in Japan.

The Grand Bargain and its connection to anticipatory action

A recent workshop explored how the Grand Bargain can support efforts to scale up anticipatory action. Hannes Serocki and Matthias Amling from WHH tell us more.

New learning modules about anticipatory action

The Anticipation Hub will launch the first in a series of learning modules at the Understanding Risk Global Forum 24 this June.

Learn how to submit a session for the Global Dialogue Platform

If you'd like to be involved with a session at this year's Global Dialogue Platform, register for one of our upcoming workshops to learn about the new 'sandpit' process for proposals.

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Therefore, scaling up is not just “more”, it also means “better”.
To respond collectively in a coordinated manner, we must work together.

Jagan Chapagain Secretary General, IFRC

What is global is local somewhere and what is local is global somewhere else. For this reason, it is very important for us to actually come together and co-design, co-produce and co-implement, so we can learn from each other and also cross-fertilize ideas and solutions.

Dr. Halima Saado Abdillahi Head of Research and Learning, International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) and Kenya Red Cross

Better anticipation allows us to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly volatile climate, connecting scientific information to practical action on the ground.

Professor Maarten van Aalst Director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Anticipatory action has tremendous potential to increase the efficiency of life-saving interventions and protect the most vulnerable. This is especially true for women and girls who often face some of the most severe risks. Through well-targeted anticipatory approaches, we can better empower women and girls to face crises on their own terms.

Lisa Carty Director, Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, OCHA

Anticipatory actions are the bright spots in a bleak humanitarian outlook. If we manage to move more in that direction, we will get a response that is faster, cheaper, and more dignified. One that protects hard-won development gains.

Mark Lowcock Emergency Relief Coordinator

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