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18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

13 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following a series of attacks leaving seven staff members of ICRC dead, the organization reduces its footprint in Afghanistan after three decades of continuous presence.

  • Displacement in Afghanistan surpasses a quarter of a million people from January to September.

  • Polio vaccinators were unable to reach more than 130,000 girls and boys due to conflict and lack of humanitarian access.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Fighting over control of eight district centres displaced more than 50,000 people in August.

  • More than two million people have been reached with assistance in the first six months of the year.

  • Girls and boys across the country are exposed to high levels of violence and often brutal punishments.

  • Skills taught in youth development centres improve women’s employment prospects and help them break with traditional gender roles.

31 Aug 2017 description

ALLOCATION OVERVIEW

In 2016, a total of $39.8 million from the CHF improved the relevance and coherence of humanitarian response through two Standard Allocations and three Reserve Allocations, representing 11 per cent of the total contributions to the 2016 HRP received ($356 million), making the CHF the second largest source of funding for humanitarian action in Afghanistan for the third consecutive year.

22 Aug 2017 description

In 2016, the Humanitarian Coordinator directed the CHF through two Standard Allocations and three Reserve Allocations to respond to prioritized humanitarian needs.

The Health Sector remained the largest recipient, with 35 per cent of the Fund in 2016, due to the continued need for life-saving trauma services in areas of active fighting with high numbers of civilian casualties, as well as health services to vulnerable populations in the underserved areas affected by conflict and natural disasters and cross-border movements.

20 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed groups force clinics to close and deny civilians access to health care to pressure NGOs to provide more trauma care for their combat-wounded.

  • Doctors and medical professionals are under threat across the country by armed groups and criminal gangs.

  • Cash assistance exceeded US$9.5 million in the first four months of the year.

  • Displaced families in Taloqan face a difficult life as solidarity in the host community wears thin.

20 Jul 2017 description

Much attention has been paid to aid allocation across countries, including whether aid should target poor people or poor countries. There has been less focus on where aid is spent when it reaches recipient countries, at sub-national levels. This is becoming an increasingly important issue in the context of the ‘leave no-one behind’ agenda. This short note presents new analysis on the relationship between aid allocation and sub-national estimates of poverty in four countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras and Nigeria.

14 Jul 2017 description

Highlights
- UN Secretary-General António Guterres met with displaced families in Kabul.
- Humanitarian organizations provide trauma care that is not funded by the public system.
- Darzab District Hospital damaged in an airstrike on the first day of fighting.
- Families returning from Pakistan after decades face a difficult future.
- The country faces an import requirement of 1.4 million tons of wheat but no substantial rise of the market price of flour.
- CHF-Afghanistan funded with one third of its target halfway through the year.

05 Jul 2017 description

Nouveau Numéro

« Afrique : entre ombre et lumière »

« L’humanitaire moderne a pris son envol et formé sa vision sur les champs de bataille européens avec la création de la Croix-Rouge. Près d’un siècle plus tard, dans les années 1960, l’aide internationale qui achève sa mission de reconstruction de l’Europe s’oriente vers l’Afrique et le tiers-monde. » - Extrait de l'Edito du N°5 par Virginie Troit et Jean-François Mattei

22 Jun 2017 description

Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

19 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Patients in need of trauma care often can rely only on humanitarian partners for treatment.
  • Communities are forced into displacement in contested, formerly peaceful, areas.
  • An Afghan grandmother speaks of her dire living conditions in displacement.
  • 60 incidents against the health sector have been registered since January.
  • Funding received for the Afghanistan HRP ranks in the global mid-field.

IN THIS ISSUE

03 May 2017 description

Executive summary

This report summarises the performance of the Australian aid program in 2014-15. It reviews progress with implementation of the Government’s policy and performance framework for the aid program.
Chapter 1 reviews progress towards the 10 strategic targets set by the Government to assess the performance of the aid program as a whole. Good progress has been made against the strategic targets.

27 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.

20 Mar 2017 description

Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.

FONCTIONNEMENT DES CBPF

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.