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Humanitarian Funding Update April 2018

As of April 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

Three significant humanitarian resource mobilization events took place in April: the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, 3 April, Geneva, co-hosted by the UN, Sweden and Switzerland, where US$2.01 billion in contributions for 2018 were announced by 40 entities and a further $20.2 million were announced in multi-year funding; the Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 13 April, co-hosted in Geneva by the UN, the Netherlands and the EU, where $528.1 million were pledged by 22 donors for 2018 and a further $38.7 million for 2019-2020; and the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Brussels II Conference, 24-25 April, co-hosted by the UN and the EU. This drew 36 announcements of humanitarian funding totalling $4.4 billion for 2018 and an additional $3.4 billion for 2019-2020.
 

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 May 2018
Document type: 
Newsletter

Humanitarian Funding Update March 2018

As at 31 March 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.31 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 131.1 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.
 

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
24 Apr 2018
Document type: 
Newsletter

Humanitarian Funding Update February 2018

In February 2018 four humanitarian response plans already announced in the GHO 2018 were officially launched: these were for Burundi, Cameroon, Mali and Nigeria. In addition, the 2018 Regional Refugee Response Plan for Burundi was published in February. Prior to the launch of the Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) in March, and to ensure gaps in funding were being addressed while the HDRP was being finalized, a Humanitarian Prioritization Document for 2018 was released in February. This document indicated that $242.2 million is urgently required to address critical gaps for the coming six months. A plan highlighting the humanitarian situation induced by
drought in Mauritania was also issued in February.
 

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Feb 2018
Document type: 
Newsletter

Humanitarian Funding Update January 2018

In January, five humanitarian response plans outlined in the GHO 2018 were officially launched: these were for the Central African Republic,the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Somalia and Yemen. A special alert announcing immediate humanitarian requirements for Ethiopia was also issued to complement the Government-UN Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), as was a plan highlighting the humanitarian needs due to drought in Mauritania.

As at 1 February 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan aim to meet the humanitarian needs of 94 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries. The number of people to receive aid has risen from 90.9 million in December 2017 to 94 million at the end of January 2018. This is mainly because needs are higher than anticipated in Haiti,Yemen and the Syria region.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Feb 2018
Document type: 
Newsletter

Humanitarian Funding Update December 2017

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

Six appeals announced on 1 December as part of the GHO 2018 were officially launched in December 2017. These were the Humanitarian Response Plans for Ukraine, South Sudan and Niger; the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2018-2019 and the Regional Refugee Response Plans for Burundi and Nigeria. Funding details of these appeals will be provided in the January 2018 monthly funding update.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
17 Jan 2018
Document type: 
Newsletter

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018

The Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world humanitarian needs. Humanitarian Response Plans and funding requirements by country are the products of collaborative efforts involving most aid organizations working in major crises. They are based on shared information and analysis of affected people’s needs, and embody a strategic and prioritized approach to helping people out of crisis.

The 2018 GHO at a glance:

• Conflict will continue to be the main driver of humanitarian needs.
• Protracted violence will force people to flee from their homes, deny them access to enough food, and rob them of their means of making a living.
• Droughts, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters will also create humanitarian needs. Although the risk of El Niño or La Niña is low next year, some scientists forecast an increased risk of earthquakes in 2018.
• In a number of countries, humanitarian needs will fall, but still remain significant, including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mali, and Ukraine.
• However, needs are rising substantially in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
• And needs will remain at exceptionally high levels in Nigeria, South Sudan, the Syria region, and Yemen, which is likely to remain the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
• Overall, 136 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection.
• UN-coordinated response plans costed at $22.5 billion can help 91 million.
• The overall number of people in need is more than 5% higher than i`n the 2017 GHO. The cost of the response plans sets a new record, about 1% higher than at the start of 2017.
• Humanitarian agencies will become more effective, efficient and cost-effective. They will respond faster to crises, in a way more attuned to the needs of those they are trying to help. They will undertake more comprehensive, cross-sectoral and impartial needs assessments. They will also contribute more to long-term solutions by working more closely with development agencies.
• Larger country-based pooled funds will improve the agility and prioritised use of funds in the places where they operate. An expanded Central Emergency Response Fund will better support the least-funded major crises.

The GHO is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and Spanish.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
01 Dec 2017
Document type: 
Appeal
Theme(s): 
Humanitarian Financing
Resource Mobilisation
Strategic Planning