On 10 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Mali, raised in anticipation of flooding in the Niger River basin in Mali.
OPIDEN (Outil de Prédiction des Inondations dans la Delta Intérieur du Niger) – a tool developed to predict the timing, level and extent of flooding for the inner Niger Delta – has predicted a continuation of flooding in Mali, with some regions not expected to reach peak flooding until November or December. As a result, a window of opportunity exists to mitigate the effect on communities. Previous flooding in July 2016 caused 13 deaths, affected 9,586 people and destroyed 1,459 homes.
GHA AND THE START NETWORK
The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.
When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.