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Only 4 % Humanitarian Aid fulfilled for countries in conflict

Almost all countries in conflict like Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan have less than 10 % of their required humanitarian funding fulfilled which is way behind in comparison to war budgetsAid Gap-a select of countries in crisis

Aid Gap-a select of countries in crisis

The UN managed Financial Tracking Service, that tracks global humanitarian aid reveals in its latest February data that aid acquired till now for countries in conflict is abysmally low. This crucial aid is for food, water, health, education, shelter; to protect human rights and for economic revival and infrastructure development. In total, they require 15.02 billion USD as of February 2015, of which a mere 4 % or 0.55 billion USD of the target has been either contributed or committed, leaving the final figure ambiguous. This data does not include Syria and Yemen, which will increase the need by another 3 billion USD.

If one scans through the countries, Nigeria heavily involved in fighting Boko Haram requires 100 million USD and has hardly 300,000 committed. Mali, that was ravaged two years back by Islamic militants only received 1 % of their required 377 million USD. Guatemala (24 mn USD) and Honduras (13 mn USD) that need a paltry sum still did not manage any commitments. Iraq at 38 % has received the maximum contribution/commitment followed by Libya at 20%. For Gaza, aid agencies recently noted that it can take up to 100 years to rebuild Gaza if Israel does not lift its blockage.

Donors made pledges (non-binding), commitments and contributions (the report can be downloaded here) to this UN kitty, among which the European Commission has made the highest contribution at 44 % followed by Saudi Arabia at 20 %. The US has the highest uncommitted pledges. In comparison global military expenditures according to SIPRI for 2013 stands at 1.7 trillion USD, a major portion spent by the rich countries like US, groups like NATO or its allies like Saudi Arabia who are involved in these conflicts and have also made the main pledges and commitments to rebuild these countries.

 

Donor pledges, commitments and contributions

Donor pledges, commitments and contributions

 

The Financial Tracking Service is regularly updated and more commitments and contributions for humanitarian aid can be tracked here.

 

Trend Analysis of Aid

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