Global Aid System Struggles to Adapt, Says New Report
Although the number of people affected by crises in 2011 dropped compared to 2010, this year's Global Humanitarian Assistance Report finds that increasing funding gaps are contributing to a concentrated global aid system that struggles to respond to instability and natural disasters.
An aerial view of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, located on the border of Kenya and Somalia. During the Horn of Africa food crisis in 2011, just 28% of the UN funding appeal requirements for Somalia had been met weeks before famine was declared.
Global Humanitarian Assistance, 19 July 2012
The humanitarian aid system is struggling to respond and adapt to humanitarian crises, in an increasingly uncertain world characterised by economic instability, conflict and... read more »
Guardian Global Development Network, 25 June 2012
A new report on attitudes to aid throws down a challenge to policymakers and campaigners in the way they communicate with the public on international development.read more »