Humanitarian action has changed in recent years. Humanitarian needs have grown, but our resources have not. They will not be able to increase at the same rate to meet these needs and challenges unless we take action. The humanitarian response system has become increasingly diverse and complex, and technological advances are changing the nature of assistance and how it is delivered.
We have made progress in improving how we work, learning from big emergencies, such as in Haiti. But more needs to be done to share best practices and ensure that the system is more inclusive and that humanitarian actors can work more easily with development and other partners.
Establishing effective, innovative and inclusive partnerships with governments, civil society, the private sector and others is essential to help address these challenges.