In the last 10 days, a further US$45 million has been committed by donors in response to humanitarian needs arising from the crisis in Libya – US$4.5 million of which in support of the UN’s regional flash appeal. The information below is based on data published by UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS) on 23 September – a database that is updated daily.
Our first two updates on funding in response to the Libya emergency, which also contains some useful external links to maps and sitreps as well as basic aid data and development indicators, can be found in Libya crisis #1 and Libya crisis #2.
The data expressed below is an extract from UN OCHA FTS and can be accessed in this Google Docs file. Both the GHA and UN OCHA teams are happy to help with any data enquiries.
Humanitarian financing headlines, 23 September 2011:
1. US$431.1 million has been tracked in response to the crisis in Libya, US$250.5 million of which in response to the UN’s regional flash appeal (which also covers priority humanitarian needs in Egypt, Niger and Tunisia).
2. As at 23 September, 61.4% (US$250.5 million) of the UN regional flash appeal for US$407.8 million has been funded.
3. The Top 5 government donors to UN flash appeal are: the United States (US$56.8m, or 23.1% of the total appeal funding), European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO, US$40.4m, 16.4% of the total appeal funding), Australia (US$28.2m, 11.5%), United Kingdom (US$12.1m, 4.6%) and Norway (US$9.1m, 3.7%).
4. The top 5 government contributors to the overall emergency (i.e. UN flash appeal funding as well as other funding for humanitarian projects not listed in the appeal) are: the United States (US$81.6m), European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO, US$55.1m), Australia (US$37.5m), United Kingdom (US$21.9m) and Sweden (US$19.5m).
5. So far, 61.4% of the UN’s appeal requirements have been met. The coverage of requirements ranges from 4.6% in Egypt to 80.7% regionally. 21.5% of the needs have been met within Libya itself, 55.6% in Niger and 55.7% in Tunisia.
6. The latest information on funding by cluster and by agency can be found on the UN OCHA FTS site.