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Quarter of Syrian crisis funds pledged at Kuwait II not yet committed

Humanitarian

Ten months on from the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria held in Kuwait in January 2014 (‘Kuwait II’), which aimed to generate immediate funding, a quarter of funds pledged have not been committed (US$ 593 million). This is, however, a significant improvement from the situation six months ago in March 2014, when more […]


Syria crisis: Kuwait II commitments still unmet

Humanitarian

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. This blog looks at the funds committed in response to the crisis since the Kuwait II pledging conference. Two months after this conference, which aimed to generate immediate funds, the funding commitments made have not been met. The data presented in this blog […]


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 funding for Syria

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International humanitarian efforts in response to the current unrest in Syria are severely restricted due to lack of access. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is believed to be the only international agency operating inside the country, working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to deliver food and medical supplies. According to BBC […]


Egypt in flux: will aid change with it?

Humanitarian

As thousands of Egyptians take to the streets of Cairo to protest in frustration at Mubarak’s 30 year-long presidency calling for a shift to genuine democracy, and debate rages around flows of aid to the country, we have taken a look at the picture of Egypt and aid. Our factsheet looks at how much has […]


Aid spending on humanitarian response, governance and security

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Blog by Lisa Walmsley I’m going to the Humanitarian Policy Group meeting on the humanitarian system and humanitarian space on Friday – so thought I’d put some quick figures together on aid to conflict-affected and fragile states; and on aid spent on humanitarian response, governance and security. The data behind these graphs can be found […]


Funding according to needs: Southern Sudan

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On the cusp of the conclusion of Southern Sudan’s 21 year civil war, the need to understand the extent and nature of Southern Sudan’s problems was keenly felt. Now as the interim period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement draws to a close, we reflect in our latest report on the theme of funding according to […]


Aiding Guinea: Time for a promotion from limbo

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During September 2010 Guinea-Conakry is expected to conclude its first democratic elections since the military coup of December 2008. The coup prompted the suspension of all bilateral aid with the exception of humanitarian assistance and support to democratic transformation, by the country’s traditional major donors – France, the European Commission and the United States. As […]


Mexico's war on drugs certainly looks like war

Humanitarian

There are periodically instances of violence that question our understanding of what constitutes a conflict. The Mexican government’s four-year war on drug cartels, which they consider a direct threat to the state, is one of those. The levels of violence are staggering and are certainly comparable with major inter-state conflicts. An estimated 28,000 people (Mexican […]