Nov 11 2021
The Catalyst Special Report: Humanitarian Aid

In recent years, we've seen climate change play out across headlines as one natural disaster after another strikes around the world. From devastating flooding to wildfires, droughts, and heat waves, today's children will experience routinely what for many of us have been once-in-a-generation events.

While tackling climate change may one day mitigate the strength and frequency of natural disasters, there will always be work to do on the frontline and in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.

Even a cursory glance at the Palladium website makes it clear how broad a range of experts and capabilities the company has, but as a desk worker myself, the work of which I'm most in awe comes from our humanitarian aid, emergency response, and logistics teams. One of the reasons we launched The Catalyst in 2018 was to get their stories out - the ones they're far too busy (and often too humble) to tell themselves.

Humanitarian aid takes many different forms, from supply chain logistics to operations support and coordination with government entities, including the donor governments on whose behalf we're often proudly working. It's a field that's constantly innovating, with blockchain, greener practices, and more resilient infrastructure just a few of the latest efforts.

But at its core, it's about ensuring that when disaster strikes, the right people get the help they need in the days and weeks that follow. It's working with local responders and a deep understanding of the social, cultural, and physical context in each unique geography and circumstance. It's the difference between life and death.

The articles in this edition of our Special Report are curated from those published by our thought leaders and reflect their unique perspectives on humanitarian aid, be it from a particular industry, stakeholder, case study, or point of view.

To learn more or speak to a member of our team, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

All the best,
Elizabeth Godo
Director of Communications