Background study for the Disaster Response Dialogue Conference Manila, Philippines, October 2014
Better cooperation between international and local actors, especially the government, is necessary to help improve the effectiveness of the response to the humanitarian consequences of natural disasters. The Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) commissioned DARA and HERE-Geneva to conduct an independent study on humanitarian financing to disaster-affected governments and other national actors, looking at how the relationships and cooperation can be improved.
Evaluation of WFP’s food and nutrition support and strengthening resilience in Somalia.
DARA conducted an operations evaluation for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Somalia. For over two decades Somalia has suffered from prolonged conflict, protracted crisis and insecurity causing massive damage to human livelihoods and the provision of social services such as health, education, water, sanitation, food and nutrition. In addition gender inequality is extremely high in Somalia with women suffering from high levels of exclusion and inequality.
Evaluation of WFP’s food assistance and education incentive support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
At no time in history has there been such need for broad, international action to provide effective humanitarian aid to millions of people suffering from crises. In 2014, the world experienced a surge in humanitarian crises, with 5 countries being given the L3 emergency status: Syria, Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and the Philippines. Over US$ 10 billion were spent on humanitarian relief in 2014.