In the Flash Appeal for the Nepal Earthquake, 78 organizations have requested $422 million to lead the disaster response. Only 0.8% of funds are directed to organizations based in Nepal.
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Nepal Earthquake $422 million Humanitarian Response: Less than 1% will go directly to local organizations
What is the Flash Appeal? The Flash Appeal is a joint funding process for the humanitarian community. Organizations submit project proposals and funds are divided between different areas of need.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and humanitarian shelter officials claim that 762,000 people have been reached with either a tent or a tarp in Nepal. Meanwhile, the aid community claims to have reached 3 million. What can explain this discrepancy?
These documents can be used to assess and review the humanitarian response in Nepal. I included government lists of approved humanitarian aid and taxes. Please note this document set dynamically updates as I write additional stories and conduct additional research, so check back for new additions.
In order to write the story, “Disappointing Findings on International Aid in the Nepal Earthquake Disaster,” I referred to a tremendous amount of data and documents. I believe that the quality and quantity of reporting on humanitarian disasters is damaged by the difficulty people have in accessing crucial information. Keeping that in mind, I have made all of my original research and data analysis available to the public.
When the earthquake in Nepal struck five days ago, I was at a weekend bachelorette party for one of my oldest friends. Phone off, laptop down, focused on the Bride. For me, that’s pretty unusual.
Peter Wilson is a proud Rotarian. He’d want me to say that up front. From March 25th to March 30 of this year, I traveled alongside Peter as he brought humanitarian aid to the people of Tongoa Island in the island nation of Vanuatu.