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According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$414.4 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the beginning of 2016.
The UN-coordinated appeal for DRC requests US$690 million. It is currently 53% funded at US$365.2 million.
The US is currently the largest donor this year, having committed/contributed US$143.1 million.
On 28 September 2016 we responded to a funding alert for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raised in response to the high number of South Sudanese refugees entering the country.
As of 22 September, UNHCR had registered some 13,000 South Sudanese refugees, while over 10,000 are still to be registered. Refugee numbers have surpassed humanitarian response capacity in some provinces, and new arrivals are further increasing humanitarian need.
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According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) donors have committed/contributed US$323.8 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the start of 2016.
The United States (US) is the largest donor, committing 41% of the total so far in 2016.
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According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$342.8 million of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) since the start of 2015.
An additional US$26 million is reported in the media to have been recently pledged, but this has not yet been reported to FTS.
The United States (US) is the largest donor, contributing 25% of funding to CAR in 2015 (US$84.8 million).
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.
• US$378 million of humanitarian funding has been allocated to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so far in 2014.
• US$11 million of the 2014 total has been allocated specifically to North Kivu, of which US$1 million went to Beni in June 2014.
• The United States (US), European Commission (EC) and United Kingdom (UK) are the top three humanitarian donors to DRC in 2014, and also feature as the top three between 2012 and 2014.
A total of US$313.6 million has been reported as disbursed to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so far in 2014. Of this, US$8.8 million was for specifically for the Pweto territory or for the whole of the Katanga province, and US$9.5 million is reported to have been for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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.
International spending on disaster risk reduction (DRR) requires dramatic review.
20th March 2012 – The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme launches a new report today, Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it should count. The report provides a comprehensive view of the levels of international DRR spending, placed in the context of need and vulnerability, and reveals the shockingly low levels of investment and inequities of funding in this area at a time when the need for enhanced focus on the reduction of risk is paramount.