On 23 June 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised due to an outbreak of yellow fever, affecting the provinces of Kinshasa, Kongo Central and Kwango in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed a total of US$186 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the start of 2016.
The UN-coordinated 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo requested US$690 million from donors to respond to humanitarian needs in the country. The appeal was 22% funded at US$150 million as of 23 June 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.