News of The Inter-Agency Standing Committee

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Children receive food from a supermarket chain at the Samora Machel school where they were brought after their homes were destroyed and flooded in Buzi, Mozambique, on Saturday 23 March 2019.

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2022

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Since 1998, the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) has been an essential platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination and effectiveness
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Maps of Afghanistan and northern Ethiopia

Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHE) for Northern Ethiopia and Afghanistan

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Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHEs) are an important tool of the humanitarian system to assess progress made in meeting the needs of people affected by emergencies. As an integral component of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, IAHEs provide an evidence-based and independent assessment of results achieved against the strategic objectives of humanitarian response and provide valuable lessons for improving future responses.
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Group photo of the IASC Principals

IASC Principals Convene to Address Urgent Humanitarian Issues

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IASC Principals discussed country contexts covering Ukraine, Afghanistan, Horn of Africa / Sahel / Famine, and Myanmar, with a focus on, among others, advocacy on protection, humanitarian access and resource mobilization.
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The COVAX Humanitarian Buffer

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The Humanitarian Buffer is a mechanism established within the COVAX Facility to act as a measure of ‘last resort’ to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines for high-risk and vulnerable populations in humanitarian settings. Populations of concern in humanitarian settings may include refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, minorities, populations in conflict settings or those affected by humanitarian emergencies, and vulnerable migrants irrespective of their legal status.
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Cover of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 2022. Young girl smiling at the photograph while holding tight to a wooden pillar of her home

Aid agencies need US$4.3billion to help 17.3 million people in Yemen as crisis deteriorates

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The Humanitarian Country Team in Yemen today released the 2022 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), seeking nearly $4.3 billion to reverse a steady deterioration of the humanitarian situation. The 2022 HRP targets 17.3 million out of the 23.4 million people in need of lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection services.
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Cash Coordination Model

IASC Cash Coordination Model

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The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) has formally adopted the Cash Coordination Model, setting out the structure, function, leadership and resourcing of cash coordination.