Loss and damage across humanitarian action and development: from response to resilient recovery

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance and many of our members will be in the United Arab Emirates for COP28 to share our expertise and evidence while advocating for the needs of flood-prone communities across the globe. This official side event will explore learning, opportunities and practical actions to overcome barriers and strengthen coherence, coordination and alignment – from preparedness and response to resilient recovery from climate-induced disasters.

The most vulnerable populations are confronting escalating losses and damages as a result of climate change. As we grapple with the increasing frequency and intensity of climate-induced disasters, the need for resources to support vulnerable communities facing irreparable losses and damages is more critical than ever. While the role and limits of humanitarian actors responding to loss and damage has been explored through the Transitional Committee, the creation of a Loss & Damage Fund could benefit from lessons across the humanitarian, development and peace nexus.

When and where?

Monday 4th December 2023, 15.00-16:30 GST, SE Room 2.


  • Mary Friel, Senior Climate Officer, Policy and Diplomacy, IFRC
  • Barbara Rosen Jacobson, Advocacy Advisor, Mercy Corps
  • Jackson Mekenye, Food Security & Livelihoods Coordinator, Concern Worldwide
  • Sanny Ramos Jegillos, Senior Advisor, Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience, UNDP
  • Nimo Hassan, Director, Somalia NGO Consortium
  • Prisca Chisala, Director of Programmes and Development, Malawi Red Cross

For other opportunities to hear from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance in Dubai, visit our COP28 event page.

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