Donor contributions make it possible for WHO to provide technical assistance, medical supplies and coordination services during humanitarian emergencies. As the lead agency of the Health Cluster, WHO works with UN agencies, NGOs and other partners to address the needs of people in crisis in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. To continue our work and to increase our capacity, funding to both WHO's 'Five Year Plan to Strengthen WHO's Capacity for Humanitarian Health Action' and for the 'Consolidated Appeal' is vital.
January - March 2014
WHO Syrian Arab Republic Donor Update 2014 (Q1)
The violence in the Syrian Arab Republic has been steadily escalating in the first quarter 2014. The crisis has disrupted health care services and led to dire shortages of essential medicines, supplies and health care workers, especially those trained in emergency care. This report describes the current health situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and WHO’s response to reduce morbidity and mortality in the Syrian population. The report calls on donors to support the WHO strategic interventions under the SHARP 2014, with WHO requiring US$ 178 309 652 in order to continue providing essential health care services.
South Sudan Health emergency response funding proposal
Project proposal responing to health needs of the affected people in the Republic of South Sudan crisis
16 February 2014
South Sudan crisis donor brief and funding request
WHO Director General declared 12 February 2014 the South Sudan crises a grade 3 emergency. Following WHO’s Emergency Response Framework performance standards, an Emergency Health Leader was immediately deployed to Juba to support the country office relief efforts. The humanitarian conditions of people displaced and affected by violence has been quickly deteriorating, it is expected that by June 2014 1 million people will be internally displaced. More than 4.2 million are in need of health services, of which WHO and health cluster partners envisage to target 1.9 million for basic health services, prevention and response to outbreaks and upply of live saving medicines.
16 January 2014
Briefing on the response to the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and neighbouring countries
WHO delivered a briefing for donors and partners on the health situation and response in the Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Inputs were provided from countries on the health situation for Syrian refugees in the region including challenges and needs. WHO also identified strategic priorities and needs for 2014.
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in the country 2013
WHO's role in the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan 2014
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in Egypt 2014
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in Iraq 2014
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in Jordan 2014
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in Lebanon 2014
WHO Response to the Syria crisis in Turkey - 2014
- WHO Response to the Syria crisis in the country 2013
6 January 2014
Health response to the conflict in the South Sudan
A new wave of civil conflict and violence in South Sudan has left around 189,000 newly displaced people in a dire humanitarian situation. The precarious sanitary conditions in IDP camps, the disruption of health services and the risk of communicable diseases have prompted WHO to scale up its operations in the country. The Organization is appealing for US$ 4.1 million for immediate support for coordination, emergency health care and disease surveillance.
Guidelines for donors
- WHO Guidelines for drug donations [pdf 72kb]
- Be a Better Donor: Practical Recommendations for Humanitarian Aid [pdf, 1.74BM]
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.