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22 May 2018 description


• The blockchain is a type of distributed database hosted across a network of multiple participants. Moreover, the blockchain provides a way to share information and transfer digital assets in a fast, tracked and secure way.

• The blockchain has the potential to transform the humanitarian sector by providing cost savings and traceability of information flows, and by reducing transaction times.

21 May 2018 description

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is one of the fastest and most effective ways to enable urgent life-saving humanitarian action for people affected by crises anywhere in the world.


Established in 2005 as the UN’s global emergency response fund, CERF pools contributions from donors around the world into a single fund allowing humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises hit.

21 May 2018 description

Why we need FTS

  • Providing a unique service for the humanitarian community since 1992

  • Provides globally comparable data

  • Continuously updated to support coordination and decision-making

  • Curates data, verifying its accuracy, triangulating and cross-checking

  • Tracks how funding is allocated and used, particularly for inter-agency response plans

21 May 2018 description


18 May 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

How is advocacy best done for financing of education and the SDG goal 4, especially in situations of emergency and conflict? Is good advocacy about gathering evidence and data, and then meeting influential people with fat check-books? Or is it better to be out on the streets, mobilising grass-roots and sharing stories of injustice?

17 May 2018 description

OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the Centre for Humanitarian Data, IATI technical team and Development Initiatives are running a pilot project that aims to provide an automated way for organizations to publish information about their humanitarian funding and activities. Over the course of 2018, five organizations will trial using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard to share data with OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

17 May 2018 description
interactive Start Network
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View Start Fund alerts on the map, filter by date, crisis type or alerting agency. Or scroll down to see a table of all alerts. Please note, alerts to the Start Fund Bangladesh have alert IDs beginning with 'B'.

Alerts will show here after an allocation decision has been made. Members, donors and partners must login above to see new alerts. Please note, alerts to the Start Fund Bangladesh have alert IDs beginning with 'B'.

17 May 2018 description
report Building Markets

There are many devastating numbers on Syria, and you’ve probably seen most of them. 7 years long. 400,000 lives lost. 6 million displaced. 5 million refugees.

Here’s an important one you may not have seen: 0.9%.

16 May 2018 description
report World Bank

Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
Group of Friends of SDG Finance
New York, United States

As Prepared for Delivery

Good morning Excellencies, distinguished, Ladies and Gentlemen. First let me thank His Excellencies Ambassadors Blanchard and Rattray for their invitation to speak to you about innovative finance.

16 May 2018 description
report IRIN

Despite calls to reform and “localise” the response to humanitarian crises, two thirds of the money went to just 13 major groups

The numbers are in: 2017 was another costly year for humanitarian aid donors, but despite huge needs in Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and elsewhere, funding levels have stagnated.

Read more on IRIN.

16 May 2018 description
report Start Network

MARCH 28, 2018

Executive Summary

15 May 2018 description


The wave of violence observed since the end of December in the localities of Pessah, Bioko, Bémol, Bah-Bassar, Bédière, Mia-Pende, Gouzi, Bioko, located in the sub-prefecture of Paoua, prefecture of Ouham-Pende has generated a massive displacement of population from peripheral axis towards the city of Paoua.

At the beginning of February 2018, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance was estimated around about 100,000 persons including 60,000 displaced persons and 40,000 persons from host community.

15 May 2018 description


La vague de violences observée depuis la fin décembre dans les localités de Pessah, Bioko, Bémol, Bah-Bassar, Bédière, Mia-Pende, Gouzi, Bioko, situées dans la sous-préfecture de Paoua, préfecture de l’Ouham-Pende a engendré un déplacement massif de population situées sur les axes périphériques vers la ville de Paoua.

15 May 2018 description

Le trimestre écoulé a été marqué par une poursuite et une intensification des violences armées dans les préfectures de la Nana-Gribizi, la Ouaka, l’Ouham, l’Ouham Pende et de la Haute Kotto. Cette situation a provoqué des déplacements de population, comme à Bria qui a accueilli 20 000 nouveaux déplacés, et des exactions tant contre les civils que les acteurs humanitaires. Dans certaines zones comme à Kaga Bandoro, cette insécurité a aussi causé le pillage des bases et l’arrêt temporaire des activités des partenaires humanitaires.

14 May 2018 description

Message du directeur général

On peut agir autrement La Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants signée en septembre 2016 envisageait une coopération et un partage des responsabilités plus large à l’échelle internationale. Elle appelait également à élaborer deux « pactes mondiaux ».

14 May 2018 description

Message from the Executive Director

It does not have to be this way The September 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants envisions greater international cooperation and responsibility-sharing, and called to develop two “global compacts”.

11 May 2018 description

In 2015, the international community committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. That same year, in Addis Ababa, multilateral development banks committed to work together to assist countries to generate the needed financial resources. In this context, we welcome the proposal for the International Finance Facility for Education. Urgent and unparalleled action is needed to create a learning generation.