International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest humanitarian network, has entrusted GlobeScan and Dalberg with the care of conducting a survey on the G20 member states and Kenya’s humanitarian politicies to identify new influences on international humanitarian policy.
This survey called “Believe in Humanity" was officially presented to the diplomatic community and to the national and international media on Tuesday, November 17th in Geneva.
It emerges from this survey that the relevant ministries feel particularly concerned by the challenge of the climate change.
This issue of the climatic change/humanitarian action had already been the subject of a conference organized by the Red Helmet Foundation with Science Po. The transcript of this symposium can be downloaded on the concerned article.
Then, the next two top challenges of the G20’s governments are the access of the humanitarian actors to the needing populations and the conflicts.
Among other significant issues, there are the increase of hunger and food insecurity, the acceleration of urbanization, and its feeling of insecurity, and uncontrolled infectious diseases.
The survey then suggests that we rethink in depth the link between aid and development by privileging the investments and the mobilization at the community level, as well as the preventive action, in particular concerning the climatic, seismic and meteorological disasters.
Nicole Guedj had reacted to this survey in a dedicated program organized by Radio Cité on November 17th, 2009.
Download the whole issue here or on the site of the Federation, http://www.ifrc.org/.
You can also find a summary in French of this survey in the press release.