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11 Sep 2018 description

The Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP) convenes key humanitarian agencies to work toward system-wide accountability for genderbased violence (GBV) prevention and response in emergencies. Our goal as a partnership is that all actors prioritize and coordinate GBV response services and integrate GBV prevention across sectors from the outset of an emergency.

10 Sep 2018 description

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative by the Governments and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in a disaster response. The CPP is developed and agreed with the national governments before a disaster. Throughout the process, national actors become more aware of the international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response, tailored to the specific context.

05 Sep 2018 description
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The Basic Needs Assessment (BNA) is a multi-sector needs assessment approach that can be applied in both sudden onset and protracted emergencies, but that – in the present edition – has been piloted only in two protracted crises, namely in Borno State (North-East Nigeria) and in Fafan zone (Somali region of Ethiopia). The approach took inspiration from ECHO’s Basic Needs Framework for Integrated Response.

04 Sep 2018 description

(New York, 4 September 2018): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced last week the appointment of five new members of the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, the 19-member Advisory Group provides policy guidance to the Secretary-General and advice on the use and impact of CERF, through Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who manages the fund on the Secretary-General's behalf.

The new members are:

03 Sep 2018 description

“Wars have laws: How do we get more people to comply with them to reduce humanitarian suffering?”

As prepared for delivery I was last here at the Hertie School in 2013, in my previous role as Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development, when we had a fascinating discussion on the role of development agencies in fragile and conflict-affected states.

My theme today builds on that, so thank you for inviting me back.

03 Sep 2018 description


The Guidance note and associated TORs for Scoping Processes have been updated and shortened for use by countries. All public GPP documents are available on the ‘Agenda for Humanity’ (A4H) website, in the initiatives section - http://www.agendaforhumanity.org/initiatives/gpp.

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.

17 Aug 2018 description

In remembrance of humanitarians killed in the line of duty, a 'living petition' was launched, calling on world leaders to take action to protect civilians and aid workers.

16 Aug 2018 description

By Adele Harmer, Partner at Humanitarian Outcomes

As we approach World Humanitarian Day, the latest numbers from the 2018 Aid Worker Security Report find us in a familiar place. The emphasis changes slightly year on year, but the overall picture for attacks on aid workers remains persistently, and unacceptably, high.

15 Aug 2018 description

WHAT: Living petition installation to mark World Humanitarian Day

HOW: Global citizens will be asked to sign the living petition starting August 15th by taking a selfie that will be uploaded live to a 3D installation to be presented to the General Assembly. People's faces will be projected onto this socially-powered installation

WHEN: 17 August - 30 September 2018

WHERE: General Assembly visitors entrance. 46th St & 1st Ave, New York

15 Aug 2018 description

Each year on World Humanitarian Day, we stand in solidarity with the millions of people affected by conflict and the aid and health workers who risk their lives to assist them. We take the day as an opportunity to remind the world of our collective responsibility to bring that suffering to an end.

World Humanitarian Day marks the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003, in which 22 people were killed.

Read more on OCHA

12 Aug 2018 description

Every day, aid workers save lives in conflicts and disasters, braving significant dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to people who need it the most. On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we remember and pay tribute to those heroic colleagues who lost their lives in humanitarian service.

08 Aug 2018 description

Funding Required: $25.41B

Funding Received: $9.39B

Unmet Requirements: $16.02B

Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M

People to receive aid: 95.8M

Countries affected: 41

02 Aug 2018 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Aug 2018.

The Interactive Summary provides an overview of 2017 reporting by stakeholders on implementation of commitments made at or after the World Humanitarian Summit. Click on the tabs to explore achievements, challenges and cross-cutting issues by each of the 24 Transformations of the Agenda for Humanity.