COVID-19 pandemic

UN Women COVID-19 emergency response activities, Dhaka
Photo: UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaizer | CC BY NC ND 2.0

Major crises like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake prompted considerable change in humanitarian action. The COVID-19 pandemic was also an important opportunity for the humanitarian sector to reflect and learn.

Was COVID-19 a turning point for change like other major crises? What has the experience revealed about the way the humanitarian system works? What needs to change for the sector to be better prepared for future global crises?

ALNAP’s upcoming COVID-19 synthesis report looks back on what happened and what has been learned. Check back here soon to read it.

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Learning on localisation: why COVID-19 wasn’t the tipping point it could have been

At Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships week (HNPW) 2023, ALNAP and the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) Steering Group hosted a hybrid session 'Learning on localisation: why Covid-19 wasn’t the tipping point it could have been'.

Women assisting with the COVID-19 response in Bangladesh
Photo: UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaizer | CC BY NC ND 2.0

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