Global Humanitarian Assistance report

Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?

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Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and […]


Private donors increase humanitarian funding for fourth consecutive year but pace of growth slows

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New analysis published today by Development Initiatives (DI) shows that although 2016 saw a fourth successive increase in private donations of international humanitarian assistance, the rate of growth slowed significantly. DI’s Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 finds that private donations reached an estimated US$6.9 billion in 2016, just 6% higher than in 2015, following a […]


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2014

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How much is spent on humanitarian assistance? Is it enough? Where does it go? How does it get there and what is it spent on? Knowing who is spending what, where, and how is an essential first step in ensuring that resources can best meet the needs of people living in crises – yet this […]


The GHA Report 2013: helping us to understand what we do and don't know

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Some time ago, the American comic Josh Billings said: ‘It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so’. For this reason I am delighted to see the publication of the GHA Report 2013, not only for what it tells us about what we […]


Carsten Völz from Oxfam International on the launch of the GHA Report 2013

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The GHA report is eagerly anticipated by some of us in the humanitarian field, as it provides us with hard data and trends required for strategic analysis and decisions. As humanitarian managers, high quality data is very important because it supports good management. As such, this report is a useful tool for many decision makers […]


GHA 2013 Report launch

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Today we’re launching the 2013 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report, the most comprehensive annual snapshot of how the world responds to conflict and ‘natural’ disasters. The year of recurring disasters The report looks mainly at 2012, when there were no ‘mega-disasters’, in terms of fatalities like the Japanese tsunami or the Haiti earthquake, but when the […]


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

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This tenth edition of the report provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of global humanitarian financing, and describes some of the key trends and developments of the last decade.


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2012

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"The global response to humanitarian crises is the collective output of a complex ecosystem of communities, organisations and national and international governments, each facing a range of choices about how, where, when and how much they contribute to meet humanitarian need."


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2012 Summary

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This is a summary of GHA Report 2012 – a report that uses the latest data to present the most comprehensive assessment of the international humanitarian financing response. The main report considers how this response has measured up to the scale of global humanitarian crises and reflects on the timeliness, proportionality, and phasing of investments. […]