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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

19 Jun 2018 description

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 36TH MEETING (PM)

At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

03 May 2018 description

2017 IN REVIEW
HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Humanitarian situation in 2017

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the con-flict, unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks intensified humanitarian needs throughout the year. The key drivers of humanitarian needs were the underlying vulnerability due to the protracted crisis, escalating emergen-cies, closure of health care services, shattered resilience, nat-ural disasters and cross border migration.

Armed Conflict

06 Mar 2018 description

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2018

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Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here at the annual DIHAD conference.

Today, I will focus on how we can do better in humanitarian and development action with available resources, and how can we scale up innovative programming modalities, partnerships and financing models to not only meet humanitarian needs more effectively, but also to reduce them over time?

21 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict indicators reached record highs in 2017, including air strikes.

  • The coming months are expected to be drier and warmer than on average, affecting the upcoming winter and spring crops.

  • Pressure could mount again on more than two million Afghan citizens in Pakistan to return to their home country.

  • Awareness campaigns by health workers in Khost have built trust with residents and ensured their better treatment.

19 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting between armed groups in Nangarhar displaced more than 61,000 people since mid-October, 45,000 of which have received assistance.

  • Ramped up winterisation assistance reaches the most vulnerable families across the country.

  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan calls for US$430 million to assist 2.8 million people in acute need.

  • Furthermore, 8.7 million people are in chronic need in Afghanistan.

16 Nov 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarians and the Government plan to help 78,000 families to get through winter warmly.

  • Civilian casualties recorded in the first nine months of the year remain close to record levels.

  • Biosand filters provide clean drinking water to families in Lashkargah.

  • More than 160 humanitarian partners ensure good coverage and capacities across the country.

  • Eradication of Polio in Afghanistan has never been so close, but much work remains to be done.

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.

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.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2016 description
  • The purpose of this funding envelope is to bolster existing emergency response capacity in light of increasing conflict displacement. Multiple partners already respond across the country to the needs of conflict IDPs, applications should be submitted to cover areas where gaps in capacity have been identified;

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Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

04 Dec 2015 description
report Oxfam

Welcome to A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing.

This guide is an essential resource for all those wanting to understand how the humanitarian system works, who to influence and what issues to campaign on in order to ensure respect for the rights of women, men, girls and boys at risk or affected by conflicts and disasters.

04 Oct 2015 description

Major independent global report finds that Afghanistan continues to make only limited information available to the public and reveals that overall country budget accountability systems are deficient Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015 – Afghanistan failed to increase the amount of national budget information it provides to citizens enough to be considered sufficiently transparent, according to the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2015.

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New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors

Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.

The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.