HSU Hamburg & IfW Kiel
(Juba, 13 December 2018): The humanitarian community in South Sudan has today launched an appeal for US$1.5 billion to provide urgent and life-saving assistance to 5.7 million people affected by conflict, hunger and displacement.
Alain Noudéhou, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, said: “As we prepare to enter 2019, South Sudan remains in the grip of a serious humanitarian crisis. The cumulative effects of years of conflict and violence against civilians has destroyed people’s homes and livelihoods.
The World Humanitarian Summit was a landmark moment that launched a vital agenda for change. Participants made thousands of commitments to deliver the Agenda for Humanity, a five-part plan to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale. As the implementation of commitments progresses, stakeholders must stay the course in their ambition to deliver results for the millions of people affected by crises.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.
(New York, 7 December 2018): At today’s high-level pledging event for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), 41 donors announced record pledges of US$439 million for 2019 and additional contributions for 2018, ensuring a record level of funding of $554 million to CERF for this year.
“CERF is not only the fastest and most effective way to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches people caught up in crises; it is also an essential enabler of global humanitarian action,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres - at the opening of the event.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:
Effectively, there are things that I do not know much about. There are things that I do not care so much for. If there is something I care a lot for and I know something about, it is the CERF [Central Emergency Response Fund].
UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018
Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,
Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.
126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.
This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.
Message from Executive Director
Let’s be inclusive to be successful
Inclusivity is a cornerstone of effective and principled humanitarian action.
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8414E SÉANCE – MATIN
Le Conseil de sécurité a débattu, aujourd’hui de la coopération entre les Nations Unies et des organismes régionaux et sous-régionaux, réunion au cours de laquelle nombre des 60 délégations à prendre la parole ont plaidé pour l’adoption d’une résolution qui permettrait de financer, sur la base des contributions au budget de l’ONU, les opérations de soutien à la paix décidées par l’Union africaine et autorisées par le Conseil de sécurité.
WHAT: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-Level Pledging Event
WHEN: Friday, 7 December 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WHERE: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations New York Headquarters
WHO: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
On 4 December 2018, the Austrian presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the EU budget for 2019.
This paves the way for the adoption of the budget before the end of the year, if the deal is backed by member states in the Council and the EP plenary next week.
Under the agreement, the total commitments in the 2019 EU budget are set at €165.8 billion and payments at €148.2 billion. This is an increase of 3.17% in commitments and 2.37% in payments compared to 2018.
Since January 2018, the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) has channeled over US$188 million through 53 partners implementing 112 humanitarian projects. Throughout 2018, existing risk mitigation measures have been strengthened and contributed to addressing compliance issues and gathering crucial information to inform project modifications and improvements, partner risk-levels, adjustments to the eligibility process and tailor training sessions to partners’ needs. Two partners were made ineligible for YHF funding because of compliance issues.
Crises affect more people, for longer, and conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs. The Global Humanitarian Overview presents detailed, prioritized and costed plans for how the United Nations and partner organizations will respond worldwide
(Geneva, 4 December 2018) – The world is witnessing extremely high levels of humanitarian need driven primarily by armed conflicts that generate enormous suffering and displacement for years on end.
Les crises affectent un plus grand nombre de personnes, durent plus longtemps et les conflits demeurent la cause principale des besoins humanitaires et de protection. L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale présente des plans détaillés, priorisés, et chiffrés sur la manière dont les Nations Unies et ses organisations partenaires répondront à ces besoins à travers le monde
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
This report outlines humanitarian needs over the past three years; provides an overview of the resources made available to address these needs; describes the current size and structure of the humanitarian system; and presents an assessment of the system’s performance in addressing humanitarian needs.
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2019 will be launched in Geneva on 4 December. It is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of priority global humanitarian needs and how to respond to them.
Why does the GHO matter?
The essence of disaster risk reduction lies in managing the underlying factors of disaster risk such as poverty, myopic planning, lack of building codes, environmental degradation, etc. If these risks are effectively managed then the death and destruction resulting from extreme events can be substantially reduced. Over the past two decades, India has taken considerable strides to minimize the deaths associated with disasters.