This topic includes reports and resources on a wide range of issues related to humanitarian financing such as accountability and transparency, partnerships, funding mechanisms and relevant policy discussions.
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Uganda and Togo are countries with many differences yet common challenges. Partially due to changing demographics, the impacts of floods and droughts have increased over the years, destroying livelihoods, infrastructure, and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. Disasters have a disproportionate impact on the poor and most vulnerable.
Global Challenges Research Fund
The cross-government Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) has the potential to help address major global development challenges, but risks being spread too thinly to achieve transformative results.
The GCRF, a research and science focused aid fund, has a budget of £1.5bn over five years, which contributes towards the government’s 0.7% aid target.
The UK aid response to global health threats
While health has been a major focus of UK aid for many years, the response to and lessons from the Ebola crisis stimulated a rapid scaling up of activity and spending to address global health threats.
The Department for International Development’s approach to value for money is helping to make UK aid spending go further, but improvements are still needed.
All UK government departments are required to achieve value for money in their use of public funds. In recent years, DFID has been working to build value for money considerations further into its management processes and its relationships with implementers and multilateral partners, establishing itself as a global champion on value for money.
Recent literature discusses aid effectiveness and impact in relation to capacity building programmes, rather than technical assistance. To ensure coverage of the latest evidence and learning, this rapid review adopts the same approach. It finds that there is a dearth of rigorous evaluations of capacity building interventions.
PREFACE PAR LE COORDONNATEUR RESIDENT
Le Plan de Réponse humanitaire 2018 pour le Burundi vise à alléger les souffrances des populations affectées. Il a été préparé par la communauté humanitaire de manière participative et exhaustive, en consultation avec le Gouvernement du Burundi et les bailleurs de fonds, sur base des informations disponibles dont la collecte a été largement améliorée cette année.
By Aled Williams and Kendra Dupuy
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2018:2)
« Cette visite sera l’occasion pour moi de discuter des questions de protection et d’accès avec les acteurs clés et de faire un plaidoyer pour un soutien accru de la communauté internationale à la réponse humanitaire », a déclaré Mme Muller au premier jour de sa visite en RCA.
Dans ce pays ravagé par un conflit continu depuis 2013, une personne sur deux a besoin d’aide humanitaire pour survivre et une personne sur quatre a été contrainte au déplacement, souligne le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).
Disasters and humanitarian crises affected millions of people globally in 2015. A massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, followed by aftershocks that hampered relief efforts and further increased the devastation. Floods inundated areas of India and Malawi. The number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people rose to 65.3 million people.
Violent clashes between the Government of Sudan and armed groups have caused large scale internal displacement since 2003. Approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening. During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.
In December 2017, the Government of Iraq announced victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which took control of large parts of the country in 2014. While continuing to meet humanitarian needs, Iraq is transitioning towards recovery and resilience, including restoring the agriculture sector.
FAO will work with partners to contribute to two high-priority components of the Programme:
• Restoring agriculture and water systems.
• Revitalizing communities.
With almost all areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) retaken by the Government of Iraq by the end of 2017, focus in 2018 will shift from humanitarian operations to recovery and resilience. However, significant humanitarian needs remain, as conflict has severely impacted the agriculture sector and left 2 million people food insecure, including internally displaced people, host communities, returnees, residents and refugees.
FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:
Four aid workers from Save the Children were killed in an attack on the NGO’s office in Jalalabad.
Thousands of Kuchi families are unable to cross the border into Pakistan with their livestock.
More than two million people live in informal settlement. The vast majority of has not enough to eat.
The Afghan health care system has achieved remarkable progress over the past years, despite deepening conflict.
- This Allocation Strategy is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board (AB), to set the IHF funding priorities for the 1st Standard Allocation 2018.
- A total amount of up to US$ 34.55 million is available for this allocation. This allocation strategy paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.
- This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and a timeline for the allocation process.
PROFILE OF THE CRISIS
OVERVIEW AND IMPACT
The majority of displaced families are expected to return to their communities by the end of the year
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is entering a new phase. Combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have ended and hundreds of thousands of displaced people are returning to their homes and communities.
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.
The test into blockchain technology enabled Dorcas to transfer funds from its international office in the Netherlands to its Albania country office. Using the Disberse blockchain platform, the cross-border transaction was almost instant and enabled Dorcas to trace the funds through an immutable record of the transaction.
807,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in the region by end 2018
300,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in Uganda by end 2018
78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children
UNHCR Presence 514 national and international staff 15 offices in the country
4.49 million People displaced within DRC
630,500 Congolese refugees hosted in the region
78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children
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