Security: humanitarian operations are becoming increasingly insecure with most of today's big emergencies resulting from war and conflict. In these unstable environments it is difficult to not only deploy equipment, but personnel to respond to needs to the community. Many private sector and government partners are unable to deploy to countries where there are safety and security concerns.
Partnerships: the relief community understands that partnership and collaboration between humanitarian, private and government organisations are the way forward and the key to effective response, but ‘always in' partners are needed rather than ‘sometimes in'.
Funding: sudden onset, natural disasters tend to receive more attention than chronic emergencies fuelled by long-running political and military conflict. Ongoing ETC operations in Mali and Central African Republic, for example, received significantly less funding than the Philippines.
For more information about the ETC, contact: Global.ETC@wfp.org