On 12 April 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to the Mozambican refugees escaping conflict to Malawi.
Since mid-December 2015, approximately 11,000 asylum seekers from Mozambique have arrived in Malawi in order to escape clashes between government forces and the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO).
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking System (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$10.1 million to Malawi so far in 2016. Malawi has no current UN-coordinated appeal or humanitarian country-based pooled funds.
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.