The World Humanitarian Summit 2016 called for more comprehensive humanitarian reform. Importantly, the third core responsibility identified in the outcome document is to â€œhonour our commitment to leave no one behind which requires reaching everyone in situations of conflict, disaster, vulnerability and riskâ€. This suggests that the execution of a universal humanitarian imperative should not discriminate against any type of hazard, disaster or crisis. Humanitarian action has often been trapped in reactive humanitarianism â€“ a form of systematic humanitarian action and intervention that is often made ex-post disasters. The global commitment for a more proactive humanitarianism is best represented by the successful endorsement of the Sendai Framework for Action (SFA) 2015 where countries were again pushed to invest in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
|S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assista
|Published - 2017