The UN consolidated appeals process (CAP) 2013, presented to the donor community on 14 December 2012, includes humanitarian action plans and corresponding funding requirements of US$8.5 billion to meet the needs of 51 million people across 16 major global crises.
The 2013 CAP includes a major advance in the quest for more predictable financing for chronic crises in the Somalia consolidated appeal, which presents a three-year planning horizon. This important test-case represents an historic opportunity for both donors and implementing organisations to demonstrate their commitment and ability to build resilience within a more enabling funding environment.
How the international donor community responds to the funding requirements articulated in the 2013 CAP overall remains to be seen of course. If the donor response to the 2012 CAP is any indication, 2013 could be another tough year for humanitarian implementing agencies.
This briefing places the financing requirements and assessment of humanitarian needs in the 2013 appeal in context with other historic UN CAP appeals. You can download the briefing paper here: gha-CAP-2013-briefing