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Afghanistan floods

Humanitarian

The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform their 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 […]


Thailand's worst floods in 50 years; international response and preparing for future disasters

Humanitarian

Mass flooding in Thailand is reported to be directly affecting over 2.5 million people and so far has resulted in over 350 fatalities (Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Thailand). Total damages have now been estimated by economists to be in the region of US$9.7 billion (Human development forum foundation Thailand flood 2011 special). Thailand […]


Pakistan floods, #2

Humanitarian

The disappointing donor response to the UN Flash appeal for the Pakistan floods continues into the third week of the appeal. The appeal has received just US$58 milion, 16% of the total US$357 million required making the Pakistan flash appeal the poorest funded against requirements of all UN appeals at present. The stark contrast with […]


Emergency Response Fund in Pakistan

Humanitarian

Will the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in Pakistan be a vital tool for channelling international assistance to the emergency response caused by severe flooding? Torrential rain in several areas of Pakistan has caused severe flooding estimated to affect over 3 million people. There is no doubt that the country is experiencing a humanitarian emergency and […]