Crisis Profile: Ukraine

On 24th February 2022, a military offensive by Russia led to a rapid deterioration in the security situation in Ukraine, and vast humanitarian consequences. Five days later, on 1st March 2022, two bodies that coordinate humanitarian affairs, UN OCHA and UNHCR, announced inter-agency appeals for the humanitarian situation. The inter-agency appeal launched by OCHA covers […]

Are Pooled Funds a Driver of Localisation?

How can local and national actors access more funding? A quick (and always necessary) reminder: donors made commitments in the 2016 Grand Bargain to get at least 25% of funding to local and national actors. There’s a whole range of reasons why this is important. As the Localisation in Practice paper sets out, there are […]

4 Good News Funding Stories

Good news can sometimes be hard to find – especially on this website. The number of people in need is accelerating, as is the funding required to meet those needs. Funding isn’t keeping up, and the big picture seems to be relentlessly depressing. However, if we look in some of the corners of the funding […]

2022 Forecasts: Year Ahead for Humanitarian Sectors

Launching a website that forecasts humanitarian funding in 2021 was slightly tricky, to say the least. The coronavirus pandemic created disruption in the global economy, and donors were by no means immune from the effects of this. The model we created to forecast funding in 2021 was based on a system of humanitarian funding that […]

The Humanitarian Year Ahead: 2022 in 5 Charts

How many pages is too many for a report? 304 pages? That’s the length of the 2022 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) that outlines humanitarian needs going into the next year. It’s full of data and trends, and hints at what the year ahead will bring. What we’ve done is read the report, pulled out the […]

A Typical Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)

On this website we spend a lot of time talking about humanitarian funding – which makes sense given our name. But today we’ll talk about the people that the funding is intended for and ask: who are the “People in Need” (PIN) of humanitarian assistance? This information is usually contained in the Humanitarian Needs Overview […]

A Typical Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

The season of HNOs and HRPs is upon us. It’s that time of year where hundreds of people worldwide spend countless hours producing two documents for their context: the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). 29 contexts produced these documents for 2021, and it’s likely a similar amount will be produced […]

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 […]

🚨 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 […]