Most analyses of humanitarian assistance funding focus on the efforts of DAC donors and the relevant multilateral agencies for whom data is readily available. This excludes many sources of humanitarian assistance, notably contributions from non-DAC donors, host communities and direct remittances.
This report is about ‘voluntary’ public support – funding given freely by individuals or organisations – to humanitarian need. As well as receiving voluntary contributions from the public, NGOs also receive ‘official’ funding from governments and other NGOs. This report compares these two sources of NGO income.