natural disasters

Tracking subnational government investments in disaster risk reduction in Kenya


Kenya is prone to natural and human inflicted hazards, including floods, drought, epidemics, conflict and fires. Losses resulting from these disasters can be economic, environmental and social, and reduce the coping abilities of the affected population and increase vulnerability to recurring disasters. Tracking subnational government investments in disaster risk reduction in Kenya is essential to minimise losses […]

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


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


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 […]

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


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 […]

Typhoon Haiyan final funding update: Funding to the emergency now over US$500 million, with 30% of UN appeal requirements met


Forty two days after the typhoon struck landfall, affecting over 14 million people, 4 million remain displaced and, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), 2.5 million still require food assistance. Following damage, loss and needs assessments, the Government of the Philippines yesterday published a US$8 billion strategic plan for reconstruction in the affected areas. […]

Typhoon Haiyan funding update: Appeal funding close to 50% of requirements met, and Saudi Arabia commits US$10 million


It is exactly three weeks since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, causing widespread destruction and affecting over 13 million people. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, currently report the number of fatalities at 5,235 with a further 1,613 people listed as missing. Total reported funding to the emergency in the Philippines now stands at […]

Typhoon Haiyan funding update: As funding increases, transparent reporting will be essential


In the two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan hit, reporting shows that more than US$300 million of funding has been committed, while a further US$270 million has been pledged. Although the Philippines is no longer the lead story for international media outlets, the importance of transparency in the disaster response effort continues to be reiterated by […]