Early Warning and Early Response: The Link between Information and Action

Kathryn Whidden


While there are many agencies and
states which actively monitor early
warning information, few have the
added challenge of linking their analysis
of the information with their actions in
the field. This article explores the operational
reality of the International Red
Cross and Red Crescent Movement,
arguing that there is not a monolithic
early warning system which will meet
the needs of all players.

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