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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
30 September 2008


3rd Quarter
July - September 2008

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the countries of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia region, mainly based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS).

This Update looks at the current funding levels for Consolidated Appeals and Flash Appeals, as well as trends in allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). It also provides an overview of funding flows fromthe region.

OCHA does not claim that the figures in this Update are fully comprehensive.

in this issue
Main Findings & Financial Tracking Service - P.1
CERF funding in 2008 - P.2
Aid flows from MENACA region & UNRWA Appeal - P.3
Iraq CAP - P.4
occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) CAP - P.5
Tajikistan Flash Appeal - P.6
Afghanistan Joint Emergency Appeal - P.7
Syria Drought Appeal - P.8

Main Findings:


Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)

occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) CAP

At the end of 2007, the humanitarian community predicted a continued degradation of the humanitarian situation in the oPt during 2008, particularly in the Gaza Strip, where the intensified closure since mid-June 2007 has had a devastating impact on the lives of civilians. On 10 December 2007, they launched an Appeal for $462,121,404, the majority of which was for the food sector.

This Appeal features greater participation of local and international NGOs and Palestinian Authority Ministry staff, compared to the 2007 CAP. So far, the 2008 oPt CAP is funded at 64% overall, but resources are unevenly allocated across the sectors. Whereas the Coordination and Support Services are 115% funded, the Water and Sanitation sector has been given only 16% of the requested amount. The United States remains the largest single donor to the oPt CAP, followed by the European Union (ECHO).

The mid-year review of the Appeal has now been released, and can be seen at

Full report:

Complete document in PDF format (Requires Acrobat Reader)

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