On 29 March 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to the military offensive on Mosul, Iraq.
On 24 March 2016 the United Nations (UN) and the government of Iraq announced an offensive on the city of Mosul, which has remained under Da’esh control since June 2014. Around 2,000 people fled their homes, and it is predicted that between 500,000 and 1,500,000 people will be displaced from Anbar and the Mosul corridor (an area including Ninewa, Kirkuk and Salah al-Din).
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking System (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$166 million to Iraq so far in 2016. During this period, Iraq has received US$134 million through UN-coordinated appeals: US$130 million through the Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and US$3.7 million through the Iraq component of the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP). A further US$32 million has been received outside the appeals.
Photo: UNICEF Child Safe Space, Alwand IDP Camp, Khanakin, Iraq. Credit: Photo by Josh Zakary Follow.
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.