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29 Oct 2015 description
  • As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

  • Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.

05 Oct 2015 description
report The Global Fund

I. Background

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.

Disease burden in South Sudan

04 Oct 2015 description
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I. Overview/Background

  1. The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic objectives of the second standard allocation of the CHF for 2015. The paper summarizes the analysis, strategy and intent of the first allocation.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

26 Sep 2015 description

We’re here today to talk about a system which is not broken – but it is broke.

Humanitarian appeals have grown by more than 600 per cent in the past decade. The global humanitarian appeal now stands at nearly $20 billion. Humanitarian aid was originally supposed to be a temporary measure – a first aid box. But today, we find we are giving first aid for years, while the underlying causes of the crisis go untreated.

15 Sep 2015 description


Crises in the Middle East (Syria and Iraq), disasters caused by natural hazards in Asia, and Ebola in West Africa have recently dominated the international headlines. This paper looks at the numbers behind what has happened with often less reported humanitarian needs and funding in East and Central Africa.

15 Sep 2015 description


UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.

27 Aug 2015 description


• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.

26 Aug 2015 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$304.4 million of humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia since the start of 2015.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor to Ethiopia, contributing 50% of funding to date in 2015 (US$152.8 million).

26 Aug 2015 description


  1. At its meeting on 11 June 2015 the CHF Advisory Board agreed to prepare for the launch of the 2015 second round standard allocation.

  2. This amount of this allocation round is $24 million, as illustrated in the table. Following the allocation decisions, disbursements to partners will be tailored according to the availability of funds resulting from the actual amounts and timing of donor deposits.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has announced today it will cut development cooperation support for Finn Church Aid by almost 4.3 million euros, 43 % from the 2015 level. It means that over 300,000 people will be left without aid.

Cuts on humanitarian aid are yet to come. If they are done to the same extend and the cuts on development cooperation, a further 100,000 people struggling in humanitarian crises will be left without support. FCA estimates that in the worst case, the combined cuts might rise to 6-8 million euros.

16 Jun 2015 description
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At mid year, global funding of humanitarian assistance stands at $4.8 billion, or 26% of requirements - the lowest mid-year coverage in ten years. Global financial requirements for 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion since December 2014, from $16.4 billion to $18.8 billion as of early June 2015. Since December appeals have been added for the Burundi crisis, Djibouti, Guatemala, Honduras, Libya, Nepal, the Sahel regio, Vanuatu and Yemen.

The report describes inter-agency efforts to meet the needs of 78.9 million vulnerable people in 37 countries in:

12 Jun 2015 description

Unsolicited Bilateral Donations (UBDs) Background

Often during large-scale emergencies, in-kind humanitarian commodities are provided by governments, NGOs, civil society, solidarity groups, or private individuals. These relief goods are intended to meet some of the needs of the affected population.

25 May 2015 description


Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015