Donors lack credible strategy for increasing support to non-Western humanitarians

Nordic donors say they will use the UN-led country-based pooled funds as their main conduit for increasing humanitarian funding of local and national organisations to 25 per cent of the total. But the managers of these funds say this is unrealistic.

The UN funds make up a tiny portion of total humanitarian aid given by governments - just USD 700 million out of USD 22 billion in 2015. “The 3 per cent cannot deliver the 25 per cent,” says Andrea De Domenico at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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