Learning from crisis: Strengthening humanitarian response since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

This report looks back at the 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami and marks the key milestones and innovations from CARE and the broader humanitarian community. In the lead-up to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the report reflects on lessons learned and the challenges ahead for humanitarian actors seeking to respond effectively to future humanitarian crises.

The report explores the context in which CARE now responds to humanitarian crises, including urban growth, climate change and environmental degradation, alongside enduring and new conflicts. It outlines CARE’s changing approaches, including focusing on understanding needs; building resilience; being accountable; and responding to the needs of women, men, boys and girls. The report concludes by setting out CARE’s priorities ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, including effective partnerships with civil society, governments and other actors; advocacy for women and girls; investing in lasting impact; and ensuring accountability to the people affected by humanitarian crises.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: December 2014

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