On 28 July 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Burkina Faso, raised in response to the heavy rains on 19 and 20 of July. Ouagadougou Airport reported 51.4 mm of rain, along with 97.6 mm in Po and 124 mm in Markoye. Collapsed houses, buildings and bridges have been reported while runoff water has further deteriorated roadways throughout the country. The flooding has also led to unsanitary conditions in shelters where existing water drainage systems are now filled with waste.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$53 million of humanitarian assistance to Burkina Faso since the start of 2016.
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.