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15 Dec 2017 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) previously known as Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in the country at the onset of an emergency.
The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Start Network


To prepare for the change needed in the future, the Start Network’s 42 members came together over the last six months, to co-create a vision for the network based on our 8-year experience. This proposal was unanimously endorsed by our membership in November 2017.

13 Dec 2017 description

New York, New York, 13 December 2017

As delivered

Deputy Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2017 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum.

The purpose of the forum is to generate good new ideas on how to better assist those caught in crises.

Every day, those who work in humanitarian response are confronted with extreme misery and complex problems to tackle.

Therefore, it is good to remind ourselves that progress is possible.

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 décembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a appelé vendredi les Etats à contribuer à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars au Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) - un fonds de l'ONU qui soutient les opérations humanitaires de secours dans le monde.

08 Dec 2017 description

New York, 8 December 2017

As delivered

The Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished guests, Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the Annual High-Level Pledging Conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund – or CERF – for 2018.

This is the first Conference that ushers the transition towards the new funding target of $1 billion by 2018 that was endorsed by the UN General Assembly last December.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

08 de diciembre, 2017 — En una reunión de alto nivel organizada este viernes en Nueva York, el Fondo Central para la Acción en Casos de Emergencia (CERF por sus siglas en inglés) busca recaudar mil millones de dólares para ayudar personas afectadas por desastres naturales, conflictos armados, inseguridad alimentaria y las crisis mundiales más desatendidas.

08 Dec 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

07 Dec 2017 description
report European Union

Press release 752/17

On 7 December, the Council adopted a regulation improving the EU’s instrument for contributing to stability and peace (IcSP).

This measure forms part of an EU-wide strategic framework to support security sector reform. It aligns the objectives of the instrument with the commitments made by the EU towards the UN sustainable development goals and the recently agreed new European consensus on development.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

06 Dec 2017 description

Today’s crises are increasingly complex and the number of people in need worldwide is rising as a consequence of man-made and natural disasters.

The EU is focusing on finding a response to these crises and the humanitariandevelopment nexus is seen as the tool for reinforcing the links between the two sectors, increasing the complementarity of their actions in order to address the root causes of the crises and reduce needs. But what are the challenges and the opportunities of this approach? We have asked our NGO members to contribute to the debate on this important topic.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

29 Nov 2017 description

Issued at the conclusion of the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 Leadership Roundtable: "From delivering aid to ending need: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in crisis contexts", Antalya, 29 November 2017

The Global South-South Development Expo was held this year at a time of unprecedented global humanitarian need. In 2017, a record 145 million people across the globe required humanitarian assistance and protection.

29 Nov 2017 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2018

WHEN: Friday 1 December 2017: Press conference 9.30 a.m. CET in the Palais des Nations; open launch event from 10.45 a.m. CET at Maison de la Paix, the Graduate Institute Geneva

WHERE: Geneva, Switzerland

27 Nov 2017 description
report ALNAP

1. Summary and Aims

Following the publication of the 2015 SOHS report this inception report sets out the goals and scope of research for the 2018 edition and details its methodological approach. It incorporates the findings from a conference set up to review the methodologies used in the 2015 edition, as well as other lessons learned from previous after-action reviews.

27 Nov 2017 description
report World Vision

Monday, November 27 – With 7 million children affected by the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now is the time for the EU and its Member States to step up their support. They need to go beyond pushing for elections and instead investing in addressing the needs of one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

World Vision’s DRC Director Scott Lout said: “A massive humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in the Congo almost unnoticed. The scale and brutality of what is happening to children in hard to reach places in the DRC is almost unimaginable.”

26 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

Members join the Start Network to be a part of a global effort to change the humanitarian system. And together we have achieved a great deal in our first eight years. Today the Start Network is delivering:

  • Fast, needs-driven, timely financing

  • Collaborative preparedness tools and resources

  • Access to global innovations

  • A model for NGO-led, principles-based decision making

  • Collaborative platform for new ways of working

24 Nov 2017 description

Statement at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Building a More Climate-Resilient Community; Segment: Response from Partners Including Perspectives on Financing Reconstruction and Resilience. UN Headquarters, New York

As prepared for delivery