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12 Sep 2016 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$88.7 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya since the start of 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description

Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$620.3 million of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since the start of 2016.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor to South Sudan, contributing 24% of total funding so far in 2016 (US$147.5 million). The five largest donors account for 65% of the reported funding in 2016.

07 May 2016 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$68.1 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya since the start of 2016.

  • The US is currently the largest donor to Kenya, contributing 35% of total funding so far in 2016 (US$24.1 million). The five largest donors account for 90% of current reported funding in 2016.

09 Feb 2016 description
  1. Key points
  • According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have not yet committed/contributed any funding in 2016 for the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP). Outside of the appeal, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Denmark and Sweden have committed/contributed US$5.8 million to Uganda.
15 Sep 2015 description

REPORT SYNOPSIS

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.

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).

10 Feb 2015 description

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$1.8 billion of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since conflict broke out in December 2013. South Sudan was the largest Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) recipient in 2014.

23 May 2014 description

An additional US$614 million was pledged at the Humanitarian Conference on South Sudan that took place this week in Oslo. This sees the international community 34% short of its target,(1) compared with 67% before the conference. Only half of the 41 countries attending pledged new money at the conference.

Oslo saw US$543 million in additional funding pledges from 22 donors for the crisis in South Sudan – with a further US$71 million pledged for the regional response. This closes the gap between funds received and the appeal target, but leaves considerable needs unmet.

20 Dec 2013 description

REPORT SYNOPSIS

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.

27 Nov 2013 description

Today nine new humanitarian assistance country profiles go live on the GHA website. Three new donor profiles, Ireland, Norway, and Qatar; and six new recipient profiles, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria as well as the Philippines added in the light of the current Typhoon Haiyan emergency response.

26 Nov 2012 description

AUTHOR:LISA WALMSLEY

Affordability, availability, literacy, gender, age, status, cultural preference, political environment and the media/IT/telecoms infrastructure are just some of the dynamics at play in the uptake, choice and use of new technology. Given that these vary so much by context and area, it is hard to draw hard and fast conclusions about the role of new communications technology in humanitarian crises.