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13 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

Learning by doing is the best way to learn, so the Protection in Practice project builds local partner capacity by training, mentoring and co-implementing projects with them simultaneously. This means that vulnerable people are helped at the same time as strengthening capacity.

12 Jun 2017 description

DENMARK LAUNCHES EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

by Hara Caracostas
05 Jun 17

Denmark has launched an emergency relief fund, drawing on the Start Fund’s experience, to allow the country’s grassroots organisations to respond to crises around the world. The Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) is also open to funding for smaller NGOs within countries affected by crisis.

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.

19 Jul 2016 description
report Start Network

Key Points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$608.6 million of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since the start of 2016.
  • The US is the largest donor to South Sudan, contributing 24% of total funding so far in 2016 (US$147.5 million).
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.
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).

18 Jun 2014 description

East of Africa Overview

  • Food security: As of May 2014, nearly 17 million people are in Stressed, Crisis, and Emergency (IPC Phases 2, 3, and 4) acute food insecurity conditions in East Africa. Populations in the higher phases can be found in South Sudan, Sudan, eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, southern Somalia, and northern Kenya (FEWSNET, 06/2014).

04 Apr 2014 description
report Start Network

Today the Start Fund disbursed a total of £325,000 to fund four agency projects in South Sudan. The decision marks the end of the first week of the Start Fund launch, in which the length of time from the original alert to the transferral of funds was just over three days.

02 Apr 2014 description

Crisis overview

  • On 15 December 2013, violent clashes erupted in South Sudan. The violence rapidly deteriorated into a full-out conflict spreading to the eastern states of the country. The conflict adopted interethnic violence, with forces from different tribes engaged in the violence along traditional conflict lines (ACAPS 02/2014).