Démystifier les plans d’intervention

Les crises humanitaires sont complexes. Les causes sont complexes – conflits, détérioration économique et catastrophes naturelles, pour n’en citer que quelques-unes. Et puis il y a le déplacement – quand les gens sont déplacés dans leur propre pays, ou à travers une frontière internationale. Les réponses humanitaires doivent répondre aux besoins complexes qui découlent de […]

Demystifying Response Plans

Humanitarian crises are complex. The causes are complex – conflict, economic deterioration, and natural disasters, to name only a few. And then there is displacement – when people get displaced in their own country, or across an international border. Humanitarian responses need to meet the complex needs that arise from these situations. But how we […]

🚨 NEW: Updated Q3 October 2021 Forecasts

This is our last forecast of 2021 and there are a few surprises. In this story we’ll guide you through the main changes and takeaways from our latest forecast, as well as note what this means for how we approach our 2022 forecasts. We produce quarterly forecasts on Humanitarian Funding Forecast – and all the […]

Understanding Protection: It’s not just ‘General Protection’ anymore

Protection is a word that encompasses many things in the humanitarian world. But there are four specific things that may come under the Protection umbrella. These are: Child Protection, Gender Based Violence, Housing Land and Property, Mine Action. Each of these is designated at the global level as an ‘Area of Responsibility’ of the Global […]

Haiti – Funding Briefing

Before August 2021, over 40% of the Haiti population required humanitarian assistance (4.4 million to be precise). The 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) (published in March) responds to acute food insecurity and reduced access to services, such as health and water, hygiene and sanitation – but that was even before the events that were to […]

We spend more on…

A short story this week. In 2019, humanitarian plans were funded to the value of $18bn. It seems like a huge number, but we need to put it into context. We could put it into the context of what is needed. In 2019, $30bn was required to meet humanitarian needs (according to FTS). $18bn therefore […]

🚨 NEW: Updated Q2 July 2021 Forecasts

A very warm welcome to Humanitarian Funding Forecast! It’s likely this is your first time on the website, as we’re still very new, so let’s outline how this whole forecast thing works. We’ll be updating the website on a quarterly basis. We’ll be publishing new forecasts for nearly every humanitarian sector. What this means is […]

Humanitarian Recession: A Simple Framework

Humanitarian Funding goes up, and humanitarian funding goes down. That’s a statement of the absolute obvious. But beyond that, it’s still confusing to actually understand in what direction things are going. We have a maze of figures. Everywhere we go there’s figures, figures, figures. Charts, charts, charts. On OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service, on Humanitarian InSight, […]

Shock Resilient Funding: A COVID Case Study

Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket is an English-language saying that conveys a simple piece of wisdom. One of the things that keeps a system strong and resilient is diversifying. Don’t make everything dependent on one thing. Whether that be not investing all your spare cash in Bitcoin, or an NGO having multiple […]

Hidden Money: Growth of Multiple Sector Funding

Most of the humanitarian funding recorded in OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) is attributed to one sector. This might be Health, or Nutrition, or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), or one of the many other sectors. But there’s a growing trend of humanitarian funding going to multiple sectors. This could be Health and Nutrition, or […]