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Prevention 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 2020 Luxembourg continued its support to the Niger Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management under the bilateral humanitarian partnership for the implementation of flood risk reduction activities. Luxembourg also supports the prevention projects of its partner NGOs with many contributions to various projects by Friendship Luxembourg in Bangladesh, two Luxembourg Red Cross projects in Niger and Madagascar, a project by the Fondation Caritas in Laos and a project by Handicap International Luxembourg in Myanmar. 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.

In addition, with the aim of contributing to efforts on preventing and combating sexual violence, Luxembourg financed a study by the ICRC on sexual violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.