The added value of resilience programming

This report examines how the BRCiS programme in Somalia used early warning seasonal data in June and November 2016 to identify Red Flags for the now realised drought crisis.  

A man collects water a tap Concern Worldwide constructed with funding from the European Commission. Photo: Crystal Wells / Concern Worldwide.
A man collects water a tap Concern Worldwide constructed with funding from the European Commission. Photo: Crystal Wells / Concern Worldwide.

Concern's Building Resilient Communities in Somalia ( BRCiS) programmes uses a multifaceted approach to strengthening local capacity to identity, prepare for, and respond to shocks.As a result of using early warning seasonal data, the programme was able to trigger a series of early responses, months prior to conventional humanitarian actions taking place.

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