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21 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network


The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

07 Oct 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$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).

04 Nov 2014 description
  • According to the UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS), by 30 October 2014 overall humanitarian funding to the affected region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) was US$580 million, compared to US$886 million in 2012.

  • Between 2012 and 2014 humanitarian funding to Nigeria increased from US$16 million to US$38 million. This was mainly due to the United States (US) contributing US$12 million in 2014, its first contribution in this period.

31 Oct 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • In Maiduguri, Borno’s state capital, there are 4,536 cases of cholera, including 70 deaths, as of 30 October. The highest number of cases was reported during week 41 (5-11 October), when around 1,500 were reported. Around 260 cases were reported during week 39 (20-27 September) when the outbreak started. The number of cases reported per week has been decreasing since week 41, but there is an increasing number of severe cases.