Briefing note

Funding 'Flaws'

Published 17. Dec 2020
Flawed funding flows hinder efficient humanitarian response.

Faced with the pandemic, many countries have taken drastic isolation measures to avoid or delay the increase of cases. In countries facing pre-existing humanitarian needs, these measures are causing severe secondary impacts on people’s livelihood and employment, as well as hindering access to humanitarian assistance. For instance, in Ethiopia, humanitarian needs have increased from seven to more than 16 million people in need of humanitarian assistance from January to June, due to the primary and secondary effects of Covid-19.

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