To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over five years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the North East of Nigeria. The programme will deliver humanitarian assistance in nutrition and food security; protection and Education in Emergencies; multi-sector support including health, water, shelter and livelihoods interventions; as well as enabling a more efficient response to the crisis, including strengthened government planning, budgeting and coordination; and risk management.
To provide core funding support to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and the British Red Cross to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these Red Cross agencies to respond to prepare for and respond to crises affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world, living in the most dangerous places.
The majority of the funding in this Business Case will provide lifesaving assistance in response to urgent humanitarian needs, while at the same time continuing to reform the international humanitarian response. Over five years the programme will aim to: Support over 620,000 people with food assistance, cash and voucher transfers; Provide up to 220,000 children under the age of 5 with nutrition related interventions; Provide over 1.1m people with greater access to clean drinking water and 900,000 with health care; Provide increased protection for over 195,000 children through improved access to education; Support over 12,000 trauma victims with medical, psycho-social or economic assistance; Provide safe humanitarian access through the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service. The programme will be delivered through both bilateral and multilateral partners, including the DRC Humanitarian Fund, ICRC, UN agencies, INGOs and private contractors. Interventions will focus on n
This programme will deliver improvement in disaster preparedness and response as well as providing predictable support to Rohingya refugees and vulnerable refugee hosting communities.
To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.
To provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in the Sahel and help them to cope with future disasters. This will be linked to the seasonal calendar and work alongside longer-term resilience programmes to reduce the long term demand for humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, and will be delivered through NGO and multilateral partners.
The programme will deliver vital reforms that strengthen the humanitarian response and ways of working in protracted crisis, maintain the lives and dignity of over 550,000 vulnerable people a year across Sudan and build the resilience of communities vulnerable to conflict and displacement in Darfur.
This programme will provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in Iraq by (1) Responding to the needs of extremely vulnerable people including women and girls and (2) Supporting improvements in the UN humanitarian system. The programme will deliver life-saving assistance through: Flexible responses to sudden-onset emergencies through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund; and Assistance to protracted IDP caseloads through cash grants and improved access to public welfare. The programme will also fund research aimed at enabling a shift from humanitarian aid in-kind to cash grants. Support will also strengthen the humanitarian response such as the development of Government contingency coordination centres, improving safety and access reporting for NGOs and strengthening the UN response. The programme will contribute towards DFID Strategic Development Plan objectives 1 (strengthening global peace, security and governance) and 2 (strengthening resilience and response to crisis).
To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
The majority of the project budget focuses on the implementation of humanitarian programmes. This involves supporting and management of implementing partners. Broadly, this can be divided into three sections: ongoing large grants to INGOs; new calls for proposals for INGOS; and new calls for proposals for national NGOs.
This is business case 2/3 which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will develop and test innovative approaches to humanitarian practice; provide evidence of the cost effectiveness of investments in disaster risk reduction; provide new evidence on the scaling up of cash-based approaches; support better evidence on insurance as a risk management tool; and create new evidence on the best intervention to improve health and nutrition in emergencies.This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. Between 2000-2009, more than 2.2 billion people were affected by 4,484 natural disasters. Vulnerability to hazards is increasing as a result of demographic, political and environmental changes. Demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to rise while economic constraints are also increasing. In this context it is important to ensure that the most effective and cost efficient approch
Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. If we don’t act now, it will get much worse. Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Nino on record. Women, children and older people are suffering the most; more than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death. DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.
This programme will work with more than 4000 volunteers and 5000 VSO alumni to support 350 partner organisations to improve education, health and livelihoods outcomes for up to 2 million people across 24 developing countries
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing at least 960 people and leaving around 3 million in need of help. Strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land. As flood levels recede, work to clear debris, reopen roads and reconnect electricity and water supplies is underway. Some people who fled their homes as flood waters rose are returning home but more than 230,000 remain displaced across three countries and are living in communal sites such as schools and churches. A growing number of cholera cases have been confirmed and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases as supplying clean water remains a significant challenge. The aid effort is fully underway and DEC member charities are working closely with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. They are prioritising the delivery of clean water, building toilets and handwashing facilities to tackle the outbreak of cholera. They are also delivering emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. Focusing on longer-term food security and rehabilitation of livelihoods is paramount and some members are already providing seeds and tools to communities.
To provide support for humanitarian and early recovery actions to meet emergency needs, improve living conditions and reduce vulnerabilities for conflict-affected communities in non-government controlled areas and among internally displaced persons and host communities in government-controlled areas of Ukraine.
Almost 19 million people in Yemen – 70% of the population – are now in need of humanitarian assistance, including 10 million people who are in acute need. Malnutrition is widespread and water scarce. Despite the ongoing conflict DEC member charities are continuing to reach millions of people with lifesaving aid; food, water and sanitation, cash assistance and food vouchers
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, since August with the majority seeking refuge in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food as they arrive exhausted and traumatised in overflowing camps and settlements in Bangladesh. With more funds, DEC member charities can immediately respond to the growing needs of the people who have fled into Bangladesh with nothing, as well as help the overstretched communities hosting them.
On Friday 28 September, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake. The true scale of the disaster is only now becoming clear. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. At least 2,100 people have died, thousands more are missing and 200,000 survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, around a quarter of whom are children. DEC member charities and their Indonesian partners are working closely with national authorities to provide food, clean water, first aid and shelter, while helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days. As the full scale of devastation unfolds, they are ready to do even more, and with your help, support devastated communities in rebuilding their lives.