Translating early warning into early action
Despite early warning systems like FEWS NET, why does it take a full blown crisis for funding to finally come in?
“No one can say they did not see last year’s food crisis in East Africa coming; there was almost a year of increasingly strong warnings, but it was not until Somalia was formally declared to be in a state of famine that substantial funding finally started coming in.
After this, just the latest of a long series of failures to translate early warnings into timely action, researchers at London’s Chatham House embarked on a project to try to find out why.”
Read IRIN Global’s exploration in its entirety: AID POLICY: Translating early warning into early action.