On 25 August 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised in response to a cholera outbreak in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The cholera outbreak in CAR is focused in Bangui and Bimbo. The total number of people affected is 57,428.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) donors have committed/contributed US$207 million of humanitarian assistance to CAR since the start of 2016. The United States (US) is the largest donor, committing US$53.5 million (26%) of the total so far in 2016.
The 2016 UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for CAR requested US$531.5 million from donors to respond to humanitarian needs in the country. The appeal is currently 28% funded at US$150.1 million.
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.