More Than 60% Of Humanitarian Spending Goes To Only 10 Crises, Report Shows

New Humanitarian: Ten donors and 10 crises dominate humanitarian spending
“International money for emergency relief flattened off last year, even as appeals for donor funding rose to new highs. New data shows that funding in 2018 reached $28.9 billion, about the same as 2017, but the number of people needing help climbed to a record 206.4 million. The 2019 edition of the Global Humanitarian Assistance report, prepared by U.K.-based consultancy Development Initiatives, tells a familiar tale of the dominance of big donors and big crises: 10 severe crises consumed about 63 percent of the funding…” (Parker, 10/9).