On 13 October 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to displacement and ongoing conflict in North East Afghanistan (Kunduz, Takhar, Balkh, Baghlan and Badakhsan provinces) and Kabul.
As a consequence of the crisis, approximately 13,000 families in the North East and 2,800 families in Kabul are believed to have been displaced.
According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Financial Tracking Service, donors have committed or contributed US$281 million of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan so far in 2015. The United States is the largest donor, having contributed US$93 million so far, more than 33% of total funding to date this year.
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.