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Forecasting and resilience

In line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted in March 2015, the MFA allocates at least 5% of its humanitarian action budget to financing activities in the area of disaster prevention, resilience and risk reduction.

In line with this approach, the Ministry supports its humanitarian partners in implementing preventive measures such as initiatives to strengthen local capacities, risk assessment, monitoring systems, early warning systems and pre-positioning of relief items. The Ministry encourages its partners to protect the environment and to integrate climate change adaptation strategies into their humanitarian projects. Prevention and resilience make up the third pillar of Luxembourg humanitarian action, both upstream and downstream of the emergency and transition phases.

In addition, in 2019 Luxembourg renewed its support to the Niger Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under the bilateral humanitarian partnership for the implementation of flood risk reduction activities. Finally, the Ministry supported the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in its efforts to strengthen the resilience of nations and communities facing disasters.