On 20 July 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Uganda, raised in response to the anticipated large-scale population movement following the spike in conflict in South Sudan from 8 to 12 July. Anecdotal information from newly arrived refugees suggests that people are not optimistic about the commitment to the peace process by the warring parties and this will have further undermined their confidence and strengthened their resolve to leave the country.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$67 million of humanitarian assistance to Uganda 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.