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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan: Donor response to the crisis

As of 28 January 2014, US$183 million had been committed by donors with US$17 million more pledged in response to the crisis.

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The 2014 UN appeal – Different process, greater needs

REPORT SYNOPSIS

This year’s United Nation ‘appeal’ document represents the largest call for funds to date – US$12.9 billion, an increase of US$4.4 billion on last year. This was largely due to the enormous needs in Syria, where US$6.5 billion is required to meet the needs of Syrians inside the country and of refugees in neighbouring countries. There are also marked increases in requirements for the Central African Republic (CAR), and for the Philippines following typhoon Haiyan.

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L’ONU et ses partenaires lancent des plans de réponse humanitaire pour 52 millions de personnes en 2014

(Genève, 16 décembre 2013): En 2014, les organisations humanitaires auront pour but d’atteindre 52 millions de personnes avec de l’aide, et leurs plans de réponse combinés demanderont un financement de 12.9 milliards de dollars américains.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UN and partners launch humanitarian response plans to reach 52 million people in need in 2014 [EN/AR]

(Geneva, 16 December 2013): Humanitarian organizations will aim to reach 52 million people in the world with aid in 2014 and their combined response plans will require US$12.9 billion in funding.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Overview of Global Humanitarian Response 2014 [EN/FR/SP]

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To respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2014, $12.9 billion is needed to help 52 million people. A record $6.5 billion is required for Syria operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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What do Ireland and Qatar have in common? – Nine new GHA country profiles available

Today nine new humanitarian assistance country profiles go live on the GHA website. Three new donor profiles, Ireland, Norway, and Qatar; and six new recipient profiles, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria as well as the Philippines added in the light of the current Typhoon Haiyan emergency response.

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Study: How to Define and Measure Value for Money in the Humanitarian Sector

DARA, in cooperation with Indevelop and GRM International, carried out a study on value for money in the humanitarian sector for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and one of its long-standing partners in contexts strained by armed conflicts, the International Committee i

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

Report
CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan poised to sign new deal compact with aid donors

Report
Guardian

Western officials praise 'focused' consultations, which listed protection of civilians among the fragile state's priorities

Read the full article in The Guardian

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin 26 August-1 September 2013

The majority of flood-affected people are in Warrap State. The most urgent needs are for household items, clean water, emergency drugs and short-term food assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Myanmar + 3 others
Global Fund News Flash: Issue 19

Report
The Global Fund

New Approach to Funding – a “Striking Change”

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An Overview of Global Humanitarian Action at Mid-Year 2013 [EN/AR]

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Global humanitarian action at mid-2013 has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people needing help and resources still to be secured, mainly because of the Syria crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2012

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2012, humanitarian needs in Sudan continued to be driven by a cycle of conflict, displacement and vulnerability. In the context of continued conflict and the protracted emergency in Darfur, as well as heavy fighting in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, humanitarian partners faced significant operational challenges limiting their access to affected people. In a climate of declining humanitarian funding, humanitarian partners had to pursue a constant drive for efficiency.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin 27 May - 2 June 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) gave aid agencies in South Sudan US5.4 million to strengthen life-saving medical capacity and transport services to assist people affected by ongoing hostilities in Jonglei.

  • Insecurity persisted in Jonglei State’s Pibor with most civilians displaced.

  • Aid organizations visited Boma and Mewun, Jonglei State to assess the situation, three weeks after they temporarily suspended operations due to insecurity

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2012 Annual Report

The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund dispersed US$485 million to projects in 49 countries and territories in 2012 – the highest amount since its inception.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Disasters and diversity: a study of humanitarian financing for older people and children under five

Help Age Int'l report finds very small numbers of humanitarian projects target these groups and urges greater analysis of needs assessment data when designing aid initiatives.

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The Peacebuilding Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/711)

Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 107
Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund

Summary

The present report, which covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund for the period from January to December 2012, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, which requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the operation and activities of the Fund.

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Budget Committee Takes Up $567 Million Proposal to Finance 33 Special Political Missions in 2013

GA/AB/4054

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Fifth Committee
19th Meeting (AM)

Also Takes Up Reports on: Department of Safety and Security; Review of Use of Private Security Companies by United Nations

In scrutinizing the Secretary-General’s proposed budget for 33 special political missions for 2013, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today expressed concern over the unabated growth in financing those missions and the present arrangements for doing so.