Welcome to the new face of crisis

This pandemic is a taste of things to come. We’re not ready.

How did we get here?

The first step is admitting we have a problem. If we accept that we struggle with change, and that we lack ideas, vision, and allies, it becomes easier to accept help and to have frank conversations.

So what do we do?

The COVID-19 pandemic has also made clear that we need states to respond to major public health and economic crises, and we should be investing far more in government-led crisis management and response. This implies a changing role — or redundancy — for some international humanitarian actors.

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