Appeals

UN appeals: What does underfunding really mean?

Humanitarian

UN-coordinated appeals are a central pillar of the humanitarian response architecture. Each year they bring together hundreds of humanitarian agencies (nearly 800 of them at the last count) to produce the largest combined global request for funding. But the size of that request is out-pacing funding contributions. In 2018, the appeals called for just under […]


Underfunded appeals: Understanding the consequences, improving the system

Humanitarian

UN-coordinated appeals are both the largest combined request for humanitarian aid, and a central pillar of the humanitarian response architecture. They bring together UN and non-governmental agencies to assess needs, develop strategic plans and present financial asks. In 2017, these appeals set out a record total requirement of US$25.2 billion. This was nearly double that […]


UN-coordinated appeals 2016 – another rise, another anticipated shortfall?

Humanitarian

Last week, the UN launched the annual global appeal for humanitarian funding – the Global Humanitarian Overview. And once again, now for the fourth year running, requirements are at a record level. Already, the total call for 2016 funding is at US$20.1 billion. This is marginally more than the current 2015 total [1] of US$19.9 billion, […]


Record UN humanitarian appeal launch

Humanitarian

The UN launched its humanitarian funding requirements this week, with a record request of US$16.4 billion to meet the needs of more than 57 million people in 2015. This is a major escalation from the initial US$12.9 billion requested for appeals in 2014 – an increase of 27%. This is the largest request to date […]


Funding to the Syrian Crisis

Humanitarian

The United Nations (UN) now estimates that 2.5 million Syrians are in need of assistance and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Existing appeals There are currently two major coordinated funding appeals underway. One of these is the UN-led Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan, which targets 2.5 million people inside of Syria with support provided […]


Humanitarian Appeal 2012: focus on the Horn of Africa

Humanitarian

Unlike the 2011 Humanitarian Appeal, which represented a record both in terms of the total funding sought and the number of beneficiaries targeted with humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for 2012 does not offer many exciting headlines. However, it does present another net increase in the overall funding sought by […]


West and Central Africa regional cholera crisis

Humanitarian

Three simultaneous cholera outbreaks are currently affecting 24 countries in West and Central Africa, causing 85,000 infections and 2,466 deaths since the beginning of the year, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The size and scale of the epidemics mean the region is facing one of the biggest cholera crises in its history. Case […]


Libya crisis #4: who are the top donors?

Humanitarian

Donors have contributed US$274 million to the UN regional flash appeal for Libya, meeting 82.1% of the US$333 million (revised) requirement. (As highlighted in our first three updates, the initial appeal requirement was for US$160.3 million, revised upwards to US$407.8 million and now stands at US$333 million). Latest information published by UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service […]


GHA reflections on the UN Consolidated Appeal 2011 mid-year review

Humanitarian

Last week, we published our annual Global Humanitarian Assistance report. A few hours after our report was launched, two floors up in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, the UN’s Emergency Response Coordinator Baroness Valerie Amos launched the mid-year review of the UN Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP), which struck a chord with several of […]