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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
30 September 2008
QUARTERLY REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN FUNDING UPDATE
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
OCHA does not claim that the figures in this Update are fully comprehensive.
n 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
The UN’s Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) appealed in September for US$43 million for temporary services such as emergency food rations and shelter for the victims of the Nahr El Bared camp fighting in Lebanon, but so far only the United States has come forward with a firm pledge of US$4.3 million.
Over US$88 million in aid was given by countries in the MENACA region in the 3rd Quarter. The vast majority of this was a contribution to the World Bank by Kuwait towards a multi-donor trust fund in support of Palestinians.
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
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