Multi-year humanitarian funding: Global baselines and trends: Chapter 6
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Figure 5: Donors’ reported multi-year humanitarian contributions are largely directed to international organisations
Donors’ multi-year humanitarian grants have so far been channelled in the same way as total international humanitarian assistance, being primarily directed to international responders, namely UN agencies and international NGOs.
- UN agencies received the largest portion of donors’ reported multi-year humanitarian contributions between 2016 and 2018. Multi-year grants to UN agencies grew over this period by volume – from US$817 million to US$2.1 billion – and as a proportion of the total, from 30% to 45%.
- International NGOs represent the second largest recipients of donors’ multi-year grants. Their share of total humanitarian contributions increased at a slower pace than UN agencies’, from 17% (US$471 million) in 2016 to 19% (US$929 million) in 2018.
- Among all other first-level recipients, international aid organisations received 77% (US$3.7 billion) of donors’ multi-year contributions in 2018, an increase of 15% on 2016 levels (US$1.7 billion). The private sector received 8% (US$398 million) of the total multi-year humanitarian funding in 2018, while 12% (US$553 million) went to undefined recipients.
- Multi-year contributions to local and national NGOs were 11 times higher in 2018 than in 2016, while for pooled funds, they were more than 20 times higher. Despite these increases, their respective share of multi-year funding remained low, at 1% of the total for each.
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People, crisis and assistance
Chapter 1 focuses on the people in need of assistance – presenting a detailed analysis of the populations affected by crisis.
International humanitarian assistance
Chapter 2 presents a detailed analysis of official humanitarian assistance – showing overall volumes and how funding compares with requirements set out in appeals, as well examining the specific contributions made by government and private donors.
Wider crisis financing
Chapter 3 examines a wide range of resources – domestic and international, public and private – that have the potential to complement humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected contexts.