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Record UN humanitarian appeal launch

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The UN launched its humanitarian funding requirements this week, with a record request of US$16.4 billion to meet the needs of more than 57 million people in 2015. This is a major escalation from the initial US$12.9 billion requested for appeals in 2014 – an increase of 27%. This is the largest request to date […]


UN appeals 2014 - different process, greater needs

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This year’s United Nation ‘appeal’ document represents the largest call for funds to date – US$12.9 billion, an increase of US$4.4 billion on last year. This was largely due to the enormous needs in Syria, where US$6.5 billion is required to meet the needs of Syrians inside the country and of refugees in neighbouring countries. […]


UN launches flash appeal in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan

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On Tuesday this week, the United Nations launched an appeal requesting US$301 million in response to the devastating typhoon, which hit the Philippines on Friday 8th of November, the most severe typhoon to make landfall in recorded history. The extent of  death toll is still unknown. The latest estimates from UNOCHA total the number of […]


GHA Briefing: UN Consolidated Appeal Process 2013

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The UN consolidated appeals process (CAP) 2013, presented to the donor community on 14 December 2012, includes humanitarian action plans and corresponding funding requirements of US$8.5 billion to meet the needs of 51 million people across 16 major global crises. The 2013 CAP includes a major advance in the quest for more predictable financing for […]


UN Humanitarian Appeal 2011

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This report is a collection of articles that the Global Humanitarian Assistance team have written on this year’s humanitarian appeal. In these articles we examine the scope and scale of this record appeal, question the dollar value put on an individual’s needs, look at the relationship between commodity prices and disaster risk reduction and humanitarian […]


The 2011 UN CAP appeal: Did humanitarian aid just get cheaper?

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The 2011 UN consolidated appeals process (CAP) is the largest to date, targeting a huge 50 million beneficiaries and requesting an unprecedented US$7.4 billion in humanitarian aid. But what does the 2011 UN CAP appeal really tell us about global humanitarian needs and what progress has been made to improve the evidence base that justifies […]


Funding according to needs: the UN Consolidated Appeal Process

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  Funding according to need lies at the heart of humanitarian intervention. The justification for treating humanitarian situations as a special case rests on the concept that need and need alone should determine the response. People living through crises shoule be able to expect that all of their needs up to a certain threshold are being […]