Today we have launched our brand new interactive guide to humanitarian financing to help people navigate and understand what can be a very complex system.
Humanitarian aid network: who’s who?
Our new illustrative guide to humanitarian response clearly maps out who is involved and incorporates those working in the areas of financing, coordinating, delivering or reporting. The guide explains what roles the many different parties play: be they governments; the UN; NGOs; private donors; the military; the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement; as well as, importantly, affected communities. This network is represented by a ‘tube map’ or ‘subway’ and along the routes can be found a number of ‘trains’ relating to the financing and information components of the humanitarian system.
Link through our finance train and you will find all you need to know about the funding channels available for donors, who face a range of options when allocating their spend. Donors may direct their money through pooled funds, such as common humanitarian funds or emergency response funds, managed by the UN system. They may channel their money through UN agencies or the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and International Committee of the Red Cross (IFRC/ICRC) for example. Alternatively, donors may implement their funds directly, through their own military or via other means. For a comprehensive account of all funding options available, including advantages and disadvantages of each, explore our interactive guide.
Completing the picture
You can read about transparency of humanitarian financing data in the information section of our new guide. You can also explore the rest of our data and guides section, including our datastore for more humanitarian financing resources.
If you have any feedback or questions for the GHA team, please get in touch.