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UN-coordinated appeals 2016 – another rise, another anticipated shortfall?

Humanitarian

Last week, the UN launched the annual global appeal for humanitarian funding – the Global Humanitarian Overview. And once again, now for the fourth year running, requirements are at a record level. Already, the total call for 2016 funding is at US$20.1 billion. This is marginally more than the current 2015 total [1] of US$19.9 billion, […]


Funding to the Syrian Crisis

Humanitarian

The United Nations (UN) now estimates that 2.5 million Syrians are in need of assistance and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Existing appeals There are currently two major coordinated funding appeals underway. One of these is the UN-led Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan, which targets 2.5 million people inside of Syria with support provided […]


Humanitarian Appeal 2012: focus on the Horn of Africa

Humanitarian

Unlike the 2011 Humanitarian Appeal, which represented a record both in terms of the total funding sought and the number of beneficiaries targeted with humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for 2012 does not offer many exciting headlines. However, it does present another net increase in the overall funding sought by […]


International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tracking international investments in disaster risk reduction in Pakistan

Humanitarian

Today is the official International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, organised every year to raise awareness about what we can all do to reduce our risk to disasters. The current situation in Pakistan has once again highlighted the consequences of insufficient investment and priority given to disaster risk reduction (DRR). For the second consecutive year, floods […]


Profile: Central Emergency Response Fund

Humanitarian

A key element of the humanitarian reform process that began formally in 2005 was the need to improve funding for humanitarian crises on a global scale, especially through the use of pooled funding. This resulted in the evolution of the existing global revolving fund with a loans facility of US$50 million into the present day […]


Record Humanitarian Appeal for 2011

Humanitarian

The 2011 Humanitarian Appeal, which was launched on 30 November in Geneva, is a record appeal. Not only has the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for 2011 requested an unprecedented US$7.4 billion in humanitarian assistance, but it is also aimed at 50 million beneficiaries, the highest number ever targeted by the CAP.


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 […]


Funding according to needs: the Niger food crisis 2010

Humanitarian

Niger is facing a severe food crisis following a drought and crop failure in late 2009, compounded by flooding in August. According to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), almost 50% of the population of Niger are in need of food aid this year. A major humanitarian response has mobilised and around US$251 million in humanitarian […]


Pakistan floods 2010: crisis briefing 9 September

Humanitarian

It is now over one month since the world’s attention was turned to the devastating floods in Pakistan. Funding in response to the  floods has now reached US$817.6 million with an additional US$316.9 million pledged. The number of affected people has risen to 17.2 million and the number of people killed has reached 1,752. 65 donor governments […]


UK spotlight on multilateral aid

Humanitarian

DFID is in the process of reviewing its multilateral aid expenditure for value for money. The process began back in June when multilateral organisations were given the opportunity to comment on the methodology and draft criteria for the review. Ten country case studies were then carried out in August to obtain the views of local […]