What is it about?
A new study published in PNAS finds that aid provided by the United Nations (UN) in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is largely driven by humanitarian need. Although it cannot be entirely ruled out that powerful donor states’ interests shape UN aid flows, the UN seems to be able to fend off donor states’ strategic interest and allocate more aid after disasters where hazard severity is greater and need is more pressing.
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Why is it important?
Knowing whether the severity of climatic hazard is important for explaining multilateral aid has implications for what we can do to more effectively alleviate humanitarian crises in the aftermath of climate-related disasters.
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This page is a summary of: Humanitarian need drives multilateral disaster aid, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2018293118.
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