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Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (2nd Quarter 2007)

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The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world. Out of the 15 appeals for humanitarian assistance launched to date, 9 were issued in response to emergencies in the CEA region.

The second issue of the Quarterly Humanitarian Funding Update looks at the Consolidated Appeals at the Mid Year Review; at the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in the second quarter of 2007; and looks into efforts to improve timeliness and equitability of humanitarian funding through pooled fund mechanisms in the CEA region.

I. The CAP Mid Year Review in the CEA region

On the 17th July the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), John Holmes, presented the Mid Year Review of the 2007 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). The review provides an opportunity to report on progress in the implementation of programmes; to highlight ongoing priorities; and to promote accountability and resource mobilization.

At the end of June a total of US$ 1.8 billion in contributions and commitments to humanitarian activities in the region had been reported to the FTS both within and outside of the consolidated appeals mechanism. Of this amount committed to the region US$ 1.4 billion has been contributed within the CAP framework.

Overall the region's appeals are 46% funded, which is slightly above the global level of 43%. With less than half of the requirements funded there is a critical need to continue to highlight humanitarian priorities within the region and to advocate for additional donor support. A total of US$ 1.7 billion is still required in order to meet the needs of the more than 11 million people in the region affected by conflict and natural hazards.

Since the launch of the appeals in December 2006, humanitarian requirements for the region expressed through the appeals have increased from US$ 2.9 billion to US$ 3.1 billion. The increase is the result of budget revisions in six of the region's appeals, whilst two remain unchanged and one has been reduced.

In evaluating the implementation of programmes and projects against the nine appeals in the region, the mid year review process has highlighted the many achievements of humanitarian partners.

For example in northern Uganda humanitarian partners have increased the supply of potable water to IDP camps by 50%; In DRC there has been a significant increase in measles vaccination coverage in conflict affected parts of the east; mortality and malnutrition rates have markedly decreased in Chad with an average Global Acute Malnutrition rate of less than 5%; and 6 million square meters of land and 1,068 kilometres of road have been de-mined in Sudan.

Funding through inter-agency / joint government appeals in the CEA

Appeal
Revised
Requirements
Funding (3)
% covered
Uncommitted
Pledges
Sudan Work Plan
1,259,221,995
611,939462
49%
4,405,514
DRC 2007
686,591,107
211,329,046
31%
9,210,526
Uganda 2007
318,053,004
172,465,242
54%
1,273,714
Somalia 2007
269,031,589
113,393,223
42%
8,925,481
Chad 2007
237,486,968
141,477,577
60%
13,337,095
Burundi 2007
139,338,473
86,157,089
62%
313,367
GLR 2007
91,811,388
36,099,169
39%
CAR 2007
86,321,241
41,121,359
48%
500,000
Republic of Congo 2007
22,903,809
7,395,562
32%
Total
3,110,759,534
1,421,377,729
46%
37,965,697

Mid year funding levels 2006 vs 2007

A key finding from the Mid-Year Review is that a delayed commitment of funds is a persistent problem in the CAP and contributes to the erratic implementation to agreed response plans.

However, in comparison to mid-year funding trends in 2006, indications from the FTS suggest that there have been some improvements in funding levels in 2007 both globally and in the Central and East Africa region.

With the exception of the regional Great Lakes CAP, the percentage of funding received against Consolidated Appeal requirements have increased, and in the case of Sudan and Burundi is twice the proportionate funding at the same time in 2006. The trend in the region would indicate an improvement in both the level and timeliness of funding.

Notes:

(1) Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

(2) The FTS is a global, real-time database which records all reported international humanitarian aid. FTS is managed by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). All FTS data are provided by donors or recipient organizations. Unreported contributions are not reflected in the FTS. More information about the data is available at: http://ocha.unog.ch/fts/exception-docs/AboutFTS/data.doc

(3) "Funding" means Contributions + Commitments + Carry-over. Pledge means a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

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