humanitarian aid

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 […]


New analysis reveals significant slowdown in growth of international humanitarian assistance despite high need

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New analysis published today by Development Initiatives shows that while total international humanitarian assistance increased again in 2016, the pace of growth has slowed. Only four of the 10 government donors that provided the most assistance in 2015 increased their contributions in 2016, and there was a significant decrease in contributions from others. The Global […]


Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency

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At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, Grand Bargain signatory organisations agreed to work towards greater transparency by identifying and implementing a shared open data standard and common digital platform to enhance transparency and decision-making. As a first step they committed to publishing timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding and […]


Counting cash: Tracking humanitarian expenditure on cash-based programming

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View the full report here Assistance provided as cash or vouchers to people affected by humanitarian crises can offer greater choice and empowerment compared with assistance provided as goods in kind. At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, many of the world’s largest humanitarian donors and agencies made a set of commitments, as part […]


Counting cash in humanitarian contexts

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There is growing evidence of the efficiency and effectiveness of cash-based programming in humanitarian assistance, and at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, many of the world’s largest humanitarian donors and agencies made a set of commitments as part of a ‘Grand Bargain’. This included an agreement to increase the use and coordination of […]


Humanitarian assistance from non-state donors: what is it worth?

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Humanitarian need around the world is increasing but traditional funding from governments and institutional donors is not keeping pace. As a result, aid agencies are looking to a diverse set of new non-state funding sources in both established and emerging economies to fill this gap. This report provides a comprehensive picture of non-state humanitarian assistance […]


South Sudan: donor response to the crisis

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Formed in July 2011, South Sudan remains the world’s newest country. In the two and a half years since independence, South Sudan has received humanitarian and development assistance from the international community totalling more than US$4.3 billion. During this time, the humanitarian community has responded to myriad humanitarian needs in South Sudan including providing assistance to Sudanese […]


Humanitarian funding to the Syrian crisis: update

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As the crisis in Syria looks set to enter its fourth year, the needs and vulnerabilities of those affected is increasing. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 9.3 million people are in need of assistance, with 6.3 million people displaced within Syria and 2.3 million Syrian refugees in […]


UN appeals 2014 - different process, greater needs

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This year’s United Nation ‘appeal’ document represents the largest call for funds to date – US$12.9 billion, an increase of US$4.4 billion on last year. This was largely due to the enormous needs in Syria, where US$6.5 billion is required to meet the needs of Syrians inside the country and of refugees in neighbouring countries. […]


Central African Republic: the forgotten crisis

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Central African Republic (CAR) has long been a ‘neglected emergency’: a relatively low recipient of humanitarian assistance despite high levels of humanitarian need. Following a coup in March 2013 by the Seleka rebel group, the country has recently gained media attention due to increased levels of sectarian violence and conflict, resulting in mass displacement internally […]