Supporting response, humanitarian assistance and recovery

In the past decade the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), since 1992 the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance involving the key United Nations (UN) and non-UN humanitarian partners, initiated a number of reforms to improve contingency planning for disasters, using the cluster approach for enhanced coordination among humanitarian agencies at international to national levels. As a result, such agencies have sought to use essential meteorological, hydrological and climatological information in their planning. WMO is coordinating this work within the UN and other humanitarian agencies in order to demonstrate the benefits of weather and climate services when targeted to needs and requirements.