Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Appeal 2006

18 July 2006

Introduction

Seventeen consolidated appeals and two flash appeals in 2006 bring together key organisations on the ground – non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the United Nations, and other international organisations – to present strategic action plans and detailed project proposals for the world’s largest and most acute humanitarian crises.  Their aim is to provide people in need the best available protection and assistance, on time.

Much has been achieved in the face of these crises in the first half of 2006.  Much more remains to be done.  Funding for these appeals overall stands at 36% of requirements (US$1.7 billion funded against requirements of $4.8 billion[1]).  In this Mid-year Review, teams in these crisis-affected countries offer updates of the contexts and causes of humanitarian need, amend their strategic response plans and specific projects as needed, and summarise achievements to date. 

In the midst of a major new round of humanitarian reforms, the basic rationale of the consolidated appeal process – part of the humanitarian reforms of 14 years ago – remains relevant: to overcome the prolific structure of the humanitarian system’s implementation side by bringing organisations together into a common analysis, strategy and action plan; and to combine what would be overlapping, competing single-agency appeals into a comprehensive compendium of priority projects that avoids gaps and serves as a meaningful funding barometer for each crisis. 

 


[1]All dollar signs in this document (‘$’) denote United States dollars. 

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