Humanitarian Posts

Will a 'grand bargain' solve the humanitarian funding crisis?

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This article was originally written for the Guardian Development Professionals Network as an opinion-piece looking at the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing Report. The aptly titled report Too important to fail from the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing was launched in Dubai yesterday. Does it offer viable solutions to the widening gap between humanitarian needs […]


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

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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, […]


One year on from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: have pledges turned into commitments?

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Exactly one year ago the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict brought together governments, donors, multilateral agencies and civil society globally for the first time to discuss action on addressing sexual violence against women and girls in emergency contexts. This UK-hosted summit focussed on transforming political commitments into practical action. It was built […]


Public calls for better data and traceability in response to Nepal earthquake

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To date, a total of US$156 million in international humanitarian funding has been allocated to the Nepal earthquake crisis according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS). See our recent humanitarian funding analysis for the Nepal earthquake crisis. Development Initiative’s partner in Nepal through the Open Nepal […]


Will discussions on DRR financing materialise in Sendai?

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The World Disasters Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) opens this weekend in Sendai, Japan. Government representatives from over 100 countries will gather with DRR experts and practitioners, to discuss the future of DRR. The conference is the culmination of months of discussions and negotiations in drafting a new international framework for DRR to succeed the […]


The national details behind the global trends: 69 GHA country profiles now available

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Today we are launching 12 new humanitarian country profiles, as well as updates of the existing 57. These include two new donor profiles, Luxembourg and Italy, and ten new recipient profiles, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Korea (DPRK), Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, Ukraine  and, in response to the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone and Guinea. These profiles are […]