Regional Humanitarian Funding Update, Jan - Jun 2009
This Update looks at the current funding levels for Consolidated Appeals and Flash Appeals, as well as trends in allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). It also provides an overview of funding flows from the region.
OCHA does not claim that the figures in this Update are fully comprehensive. All figures in this update are current as of 15 July 2009. Donors and recipient organizations are encouraged to report latest figures to FTS at email@example.com
Summary: First and Second Quarters of 2009
- There are humanitarian appeals currently underway in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Both appeals were substantially revised in July in the Mid Year Review process to reflect the latest situation and needs. While the appeal in Nepal is a little over half funded, less than forty percent of requirements in Sri Lanka have been met as of mid-2009. Continued commitment is needed from donors in order to meet the residual needs.
- Total CERF funding of US$35.2 million has been provided in response to emergencies in the Asia-Pacific region in 2009 so far. This accounts for 17% of all CERF funding provided worldwide. Funds have been provided in response to emergencies in Sri Lanka, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar. The CERF has received US$12.4 million from Asia-Pacific donors so far in 2009. The total figure for 2008 was US$15.5.
- Donor countries based in the Asia-Pacific region have provided more than US$402 million in humanitarian funding so far in 2009, including donations to appeals, the CERF, bilateral contributions and in-kind donations. While the biggest recipients of humanitarian aid from the region have been Afghanistan and Sudan, the emergency in Sri Lanka is also receiving considerable support.
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