On 23 February 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to displacement upsurge as a result of conflict in Sudan.
An estimated 73,000 people are reported to be displaced from Jebel Marra to North and Central Darfur. Because of this escalation in displacement there are increased needs for water, sanitation and hygiene.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$37.1 million of humanitarian assistance to Sudan since the start of 2016. In 2015, a total of US$650.1 was committed/contributed.
Photo: Newly displaced persons continue to arrive in the vicinity of United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Team Site in Sortoni, North Darfur, a result of ongoing fighting between government forces and armed movements in the Jabal Mara area. Credit: Photo by Jumbe Jumbe, UNAMID.
GHA AND THE START NETWORK
The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.
When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.