Humanitarian Funding Update October 2015 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals
As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.
Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.
Donors continued to give generously; coinciding with the occasion of the 70th UN General Assembly in September, newly reported contributions to FTS between September and October amount to approximately $1.2 billion towards humanitarian response. An additional $647 million in pledges remain outstanding.
Ten appeals are funded between 50-59 per cent: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Mauritania, Nepal, Nigeria, South Sudan,
Sudan, Syria regional refugee and resilience plan (3RP), and Vanuatu. The Afghanistan HRP saw an 11 per cent increase of reported funding rising from 48 per cent to 59 per cent. The Syria 3RP increased by 9 per cent from last month’s figures reaching funding coverage of 50 per cent as reported to FTS.
Other increases in reported funding were for Sudan which saw an 8 per cent increase, DRC a 7 per cent increase, Iraq a 5 per cent increase, and Nigeria a 3 per cent increase.
In stark contrast, the plans for Djibouti (15 per cent); Gambia (5 per cent);
Sahel (15 per cent); Senegal (16 per cent); and the South Sudan regional refugee plan (20 per cent) remain the least funded and constitute a meagre 2 per cent of all funding received. Low funding continues to hinder humanitarian operations and the delivery of essential life-saving assistance.
The Haiti Urgent Request for Humanitarian Funding, a five-month appeal covering August-December 2015, has increased the global request by $26 million. The plan was first released in August, and is now being tracked in FTS. Haiti is seeking funds to respond to multiple factors: a deterioration of the bi-national migration crisis with the Dominican Republic, resurgence in cholera cases, and increased food insecurity and malnutrition. The current El Niño episode will further aggravate the situation as Haiti experiences a second year of drought in several parts of the country.
Through September, country-based pooled funds (CBPFs) have received $352 million. 61 per cent of this funding has gone to NGOs, including 17 per cent to national NGOs. Allocations complement other sources of funding and are prioritized in line with country humanitarian response plans. OCHA manages 18 CBPFs in crisis-affected countries, allowing donors to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific emergency.
The global figures in this document (82 million people and $19.8 billion requirements) do not include RRP country chapters already covered in corresponding HRPs.