Research and analysis

Humanitarian emergency and disaster response: science advice

Review looking at ways to improve the government's use of science advice in predicting and preparing for disasters.

Documents

World map of countries with natural hazard risks (figure 2)

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World map of global and regional risk assessment and forecasting tools (figure 3)

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Humanitarian emergency and disaster landscape map of institutions (figure 5)

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Detail

This report summarises the findings from a review into the government’s use of science advice in humanitarian emergencies and disasters. It identifies actions that the UK government can take which will improve the way it plans and responds to international humanitarian disasters.

A second report sets out the progress made against the recommendations 6 months on.

See also the Foresight project, ‘Reducing risk of future disasters’.