On 5 August 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to the flooding in Pakistan.
During the past week, the Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan have been affected by floods as a result of the heavy monsoon rains and melting of glaciers in the north of country. This left thousands of houses destroyed, thousands of acres of land ready to harvest crops and fruits orchards damaged, link roads and bridges destroyed.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$233 million of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan so far in 2015. Of the total funding in 2015, US$16 million has been channelled directly to flood-related projects. Across the 2011–2015 period approximately US$524.3 million has been given to address flooding in Pakistan.
Of the total funding reported in 2015 so far, US$30.8 million has been channelled to Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan provinces. There is no funding reported yet for the current flooding crisis.
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.