On 18 July 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised due to displacement in South Sudan.
Due to an outbreak of violence in Juba, residents of the city have fled to the surrounding area, taking shelter in schools and churches. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that thousands left their homes.
According to OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$608.6 million of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since the start of 2016.
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.
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