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Shock-Responsive Social Protection

Improving the shock-responsiveness of social protection, its relevance to large-scale natural, economic and political shocks, is an appealing prospect both for governments and for their partne

rs working in social protection and humanitarian assistance.

The approach has entered the mainstream in recent years and there are now hundreds of experiences worldwide of adaptations being made to social protection programmes in order to build people's resilience, or to mitigate and respond better to the risk of disasters. Familiarity with the techniques are growing, but some aspects are proving particularly complex. This short publication draws on insights from some recent real-life examples to offer ten key tips on how social protection can be used as a vehicle for emergency response, and how it can build people’s resilience.

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Automated Disaster Analysis and Mapping
Automated Disaster Analysis and Mapping performs a 24/7 automated data harvesting, analysis and mapping of natural hazard events.
It is an innovative, real-time service that the Emergency Preparedness Division provides to WFP and to subscribers from the wider humanitarian community: within a few minutes following an earthquake or during a cyclone, the dashboard is disseminated to subscribers.