Funding for the Iraq Strategic Response Plan: from too much to not enough


In September this year, funding for the humanitarian response in Iraq was looking good. The Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Iraq in 2014 was 198% funded, with total contributions of US$618 million against a revised funding request of US$312 million. Mainly due to a one-off contribution of US$500 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia […]

Iraq crisis: Saudi Arabian pledge drives dramatic funding shift


Since January this year, over 1.2 million people have been displaced in Iraq. Violent conflict, mainly between the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and government forces, has created one of the world’s largest internally displaced populations. Sources predict that continued violence and fears of retaliation will […]

Afghanistan, Iraq and the Aid Legacy of Osama Bin Laden


On the 1 May 2011, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was killed by United States (US) Special Forces on a raid in Abbotabad, Pakistan. So came to an end the life of the worlds’ most wanted man, nearly a full ten years since the events he planned or inspired, the 9-11 hijackings and […]