relief development

Political and Humanitarian Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, 2010-2011

Humanitarian

Côte d’Ivoire has a history of aid volatility linked to its rumbling political crisis, and aid declined significantly after a failed coup in 2001 degenerated into rebel uprisings in the North and West of the country, that led to the destruction of much of the public service infrastructure in these regions. Despite a peace deal […]


Funding according to needs: Southern Sudan

Humanitarian

On the cusp of the conclusion of Southern Sudan’s 21 year civil war, the need to understand the extent and nature of Southern Sudan’s problems was keenly felt. Now as the interim period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement draws to a close, we reflect in our latest report on the theme of funding according to […]


Aiding Guinea: Time for a promotion from limbo

Humanitarian

During September 2010 Guinea-Conakry is expected to conclude its first democratic elections since the military coup of December 2008. The coup prompted the suspension of all bilateral aid with the exception of humanitarian assistance and support to democratic transformation, by the country’s traditional major donors – France, the European Commission and the United States. As […]


World Humanitarian Day 2010: Are all crises equal?

Humanitarian

What is the impact of the massive global demand for humanitarian assistance in 2010 on less high profile disasters and how robust is the humanitarian financing system to meet these needs?


Government aid to Pakistan floods: the usual suspects?

Humanitarian

As of 17 August 2010, the European Commission and 29 government donors have committed US$209 million of the US$250 million raised so far in response to the Pakistan floods (as reported through UN OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service, FTS). Whilst contributions have been dominated by donors who make up the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development […]


ECOSOC 2010: Humanitarian emergencies – the importance of evidence

Humanitarian

Panel discussion: strengthening preparedness for humanitarian emergencies and the coordinated provision of humanitarian assistance. “We need data” We attended an excellent panel discussion at the annual ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment in New York last week. Peter Walker, Feinstein International Centre, stressed that the actions and policies of the humanitarian community are not currently driven by […]