Anticipatory Action: Shaping the Future of Humanitarian Response

VOICE Out Loud 37

This edition of the VOICE Out Loud explores the transformative potential of Anticipatory Action in humanitarian response, showcasing innovative strategies and localised approaches that enhance community resilience and proactive disaster mitigation.

Where is DG INTPA's approach to fragile contexts?

VOICE’s Reaction

The recently leaked draft Briefing Book from the Department for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) for the next European Commission raises serious concerns for VOICE about the capacity of the EU to uphold its values and meet the Sustainable Development Goals principle of leaving no one behind.

European Humanitarian Forum 2024

VOICE Key Highlights

VOICE and many of its members participated in the latest edition of the EHF, organised by DG ECHO and the Belgian presidency of the EU, sharing their commitments, good practices, and key messages to tackle the challenges humanitarian aid faces. Here are the reflections from the VOICE network!

Revision of the EU’s long-term budget: a step backwards for EU humanitarian funding

VOICE Statement

The VOICE network expresses profound disappointment with the outcome of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) revision. Not only does it fail to increase the EU’s humanitarian budget, but it also leads to cuts in the emergency funding available to complement it.


World hunger is rising sharply: let’s stop it NOW!

VOICE Policy Resolution

In the Policy Resolution 2023, VOICE calls on the EU and its Member States (MS) to stop the steep rise of world hunger by:

  • Preventing, preparing for, and acting quickly to respond to food and nutrition insecurity
  • Ensuring multi-sectoral and inclusive approaches to address the global food crisis and transform the global food system

Artificial Intelligence: disruption or opportunity for humanitarian aid?

VOICE event – Key highlights 

The VOICE event ‘Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity for Humanitarian Aid?’ brought together experts to delve into the transformative potential of AI in humanitarian action.

Neglected crises: from commitments to actions

VOICE - La Coordinadora roundtable
Key highlights 

The round table in Madrid, jointly organised with La Coordinadora, aimed at triggering reflections on several humanitarian issues from the perspective of donors and NGOs. This key highlights report culminates in recommendations for the EU and its members to enhance humanitarian aid effectiveness.

VOICE at Work 

VOICE external Newsletter 

Read our new external Newsletter!

Check out for policy discussions, VOICE key advocacy messages, and our members’ reports and activities from crisis-affected countries!



The humanitarian NGOs’ perspective on climate resilience

VOICE Position Paper

Climate change and environmental degradation are primary root causes of humanitarian crises around the world. In this Position Paper VOICE asks EU and Members States to scale up climate finance.

VOICE Information


  • Follow the Forecast: Anticipatory Action in Fragile Settings – International Rescue Committee

    Members' publications

    Tags: Anticipatory action

  • Including Everyone in Anticipatory Action: The Critical Role of Collecting and Using Disaggregated Data – Humanity & Inclusion

    Members' publications

    Tags: Anticipatory action

  • Advancing Anticipatory Action Through Localisation: Insights from Mozambique, Madagascar, and Malawi – Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

    Members' publications

    Tags: Localisation, Anticipatory action

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