Humanitarian Reports

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 […]


Trends in Humanitarian Financing: Middle East and North Africa region

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With a third of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) now living in the MENA region, the question of financing the response is critical. Contributions from donor governments in the region, particularly from Gulf donors, are rising significantly. However, whilst the volume of international humanitarian assistance flowing to region has risen over recent […]


Humanitarian Assistance to East and Central Africa

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Crises in the Middle East (Syria and Iraq), disasters caused by natural hazards in Asia, and Ebola in West Africa have recently dominated the international headlines. This paper looks at the numbers behind what has happened with often less reported humanitarian needs and funding in East and Central Africa. This paper is a supplement to […]


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2015

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Thank you to all those that participated in our event in London and online. You can view the recorded event below. Please do share with your networks. REPORT SYNOPSIS Humanitarian financing is in the spotlight like never before. An extraordinary combination of crises continues to test international, national and local capacity to prevent, prepare and […]


Humanitarian assistance from non-state donors: Latest trends

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Humanitarian needs around the world continue to increase but traditional funding from governments and institutional donors is not keeping pace. As part of efforts to leverage new and alternative forms of assistance, aid agencies continue to look to a diverse and growing range of funding sources to fill the gap. Humanitarian assistance from non-state donors […]


The UN-coordinated appeals in 2015: An ambitious plan to meet growing humanitarian needs

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The amount requested in UN-coordinated appeals in 2015 has reached a new record high of US$18.7 billion. Only three months into the year, the funding requested for 2015 is already US$0.7 billion higher than the amount requested within the 2014 appeals and is expected to increase further during the year. The 2015 appeals identify almost […]


An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat

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The number, scale and severity of humanitarian crises are outstripping resources. While international humanitarian assistance continues to increase, reaching record levels in 2013, it is still not enough to fully meet needs. This scale of humanitarian needs calls for a different approach to the funding response. New and innovative sources of funding must be found […]


Think Piece: Humanitarian Financing

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There has never been enough humanitarian funding. Needs have always gone unmet, and the international community has long sought ways to fix this problem. Yet there now appears to be renewed energy for change and a sense that humanitarian assistance is at a critical juncture. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is part of this agenda […]


Afghanistan beyond 2014: Aid and the Transformation Decade

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Afghanistan has been the focus of large international aid and security investments since the US-led military intervention of 2001. There have been many major milestones for Afghanistan in 2014, and the country is now on the cusp of what has been termed the ‘Transformation Decade’ spanning from 2015 to 2024. This period of transition brings […]