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Publications

Throughout the year, VOICE produces and disseminates key documents reflecting on humanitarian aid issues at EU level and from a NGO perspective. They are addressed to decision makers within the European institutions, NGO networks and other stakeholders of the humanitarian community, as well as to the VOICE members. Most of these documents are  produced by the VOICE Secretariat with the support of VOICE members.

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  • Accelerating Action for Rural Sanitation – Challenges and Recommendations

    Members' publications
    Access to sanitation is a human right and the States have re-committed themselves to ensure universal access to sanitation with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goal n°6. Unfortunately, rural sanitation is still not a priority for governments. Secours Islamique France (SIF) presents its study and conclusions aimed at promoting sanitation in rural areas, so that no one would be left behind.
  • The Most Under-Reported Humanitarian Crises of 2021

    In collaboration with the media monitoring service Meltwater, CARE analysed the humanitarian crises that received the least media attention in 2021. the Report aims to help aid organisations, the media, policymakers and affected communities discuss how to better raise awareness and increase support for people in need around the world.
  • Statement from Humanitarian Organizations in Myanmar on Escalating Violence

    Tags: NGOs, IHL

    14 humanitarian organizations working in Myanmar stand in solidarity with Save the Children and the other victims after the attack on civilians and aid workers reportedly perpetrated by military forces on 24 December, which led to the deaths of two aid workers, staff members of Save the Children.
  • VOICE out loud 32 - The EU Member States’ implementation of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

    VOICE out loud

    Tags: Nexus

    This new issue of the VOL focuses on how EU Member States are interpreting and implementing the triple nexus according to our members' perspective.
    VOICE members based in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden have been asked to share their views on how their respective governments are approaching the implementation of nexus Programmes and how these approaches are supporting their work at field level. The issue features also an interview with EPLO and an article from ACBAR, the Afghanistan NGOs Network.
  • 12,000 pushbacks in 2021 reflects worrying normalization of illegal practice

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees

  • Partnership Officer Job Advertisement

    VOICE is looking for a Partnership Officer. The position-holder will be in charge of coordinating and facilitating key areas of engagement with the VOICE members and of managing specific portfolios among the network’s advocacy priorities, in line with the VOICE multi-annual Strategic Plan and the annual work plans.
  • The humanitarian NGOs’ perspective on climate resilience

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Resilience, Climate, Humanitarian

    Climate change and environmental degradation are primary root causes of humanitarian crises around the world. In this Position Paper VOICE asks EU and Members States to scale up climate finance.

  • Yemen: All-time high cost of living driving families to despair

    Members' publications
    NRC article, originally published on 7 December 2021.
  • Darfur: Save the Children fears further violence after 50 people killed at the weekend

    Members' publications
    Save the Children Press release, originally published on 8 December 2021.
  • Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

    "The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. It provides a global snapshot of the current and future trends in humanitarian action for large-scale resource mobilization efforts, and explores opportunities to more effectively deliver humanitarian assistance."
  • Famine action letter

    With 45 million people on the brink of famine, Action Against Hunger is joining 120 NGOs from around the world, calling on world leaders to take urgent action.
  • Joint Statement calls on the EU to restore rights and values at Europe’s borders on

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Access, Humanitarian

    European civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights call on the EU to restore rights and values at Europe's borderds. Signatories include: ACT Alliance EU, Action Aid, Brot für die Welt, Caritas Europa, Cordaid, DRC, IRC, Intersos, JRS Europe, MdM, NRC, Oxfam, Save the Children.
  • Women’s economic empowerment in the face of Covid-19 and displacement

    Members' publications

    Tags: Gender, COVID-19

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of women globally. This research from IRC, ODI and HPG clearly demonstrates that women affected by crisis and displacement have been hit by a ‘triple disadvantage’ of Covid-19, displacement and gender discrimination
  • HI Report: No safe recovery: The impact of Explosive Ordnance contamination on affected populations in Iraq

    Members' publications

    Tags: IHL, Humanitarian

    Based on desk review and qualitative interviews with land release operators, local and international humanitarian actors, government representatives, community leaders, survivors and members of their families and communities, this report from Humanity and Inclusion identifies and describes the negative impact of Explosive Ordnance contamination on affected communities in the Ninewa governorate, Iraq.
  • Born into the climate crisis: Why we must act now to secure children's rights

    Members' publications

    Tags: Climate, Humanitarian

    This report highlights the climate-induced difficulties encountered by children of lower and middle-income countries. It recalls their rights to health and nutrition, education, protection, social protection and participation; as well as presenting concrete solutions to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis on these rights.
  • Joint Statement: The EU cannot shirk its responsibilities towards Afghans in need of international protection

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Access, Humanitarian

    In this statement, signed by many of our NGO members, humanitarian actors call the EU to place protection at the centre of its response as humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to escalate.
  • Guidance on the Nexus: Delivering Nexus Mechanisms through the Community Protection Approach:

    Members' publications

    Tags: Nexus

    The objective of this guidance is to demonstrate how WeWorld’s Community Protection Approach (CPA) integrates operational aspects of the Nexus. It further illustrates how each main Nexus operational aspect can be practically adapted through the CPA and how its implementation contributes to the delivery of the Nexus mechanisms in a geographic area.
  • CPA-RESCO Factsheet:

    Members' publications

    Tags: Nexus

    This document explains the joint methodology of CPA-RESCO, how the value chain analysis of RESCO is integrated into the territorial approach of the Community Protection Approach. The factsheet guides through the various phases of the joint methodology.
  • VOICE out loud 31 Special Edition: The value of NGOs humanitarian action in the era of COVID-19

    VOICE out loud

    Tags: Resilience, Access, Gender, COVID-19, Localisation

    The new VOICE out loud - Special Edition- highlights the high level of professionalism, flexibility and adaptability of NGOs in dealing with the increased needs and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • IASC Guidance: Strengthening participation, representation and leadership of local and national actors

    Tags: Partnership, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain, Localisation

    This guidance note has been developed to support efforts to strengthen the meaningful participation, representation, and leadership of local and national humanitarian actors within IASC humanitarian coordination structures. It draws on over 100 pieces of research and good practice to provide recommendations.
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Women's Rights Organizations

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Gender, COVID-19

    This report builds on a survey conducted by Oxfam International to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s rights sector and feminist organizations and networks.The main finding is that "33% had to lay off anywhere between 1 and 10 members and 9% of organizations have faced closure."
  • Participatory Resilience Analysis and Measurement Tool - Guidance Document ACF

    Members' publications

    Tags: DRR, Resilience

    The Participatory Resilience Analysis and Measurement (PRAM) tool was born of the desire to be able to assess, measure and track changes in the resilience levels of households and communities that participate in Action Against Hunger’s targeted disaster prevention and resilience, and nutrition security interventions. Measuring changes in resilience is considered a key element to understanding how resilience manifests itself in different contexts, and can provide a basis for understanding the drivers of resilience in the most vulnerable communities, and therefore how best to address the root causes of vulnerability.
  • Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021

    Tags: Funding, Humanitarian

    The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021 brings a comprehensive picture of the global financing landscape for humanitarian responses in a year like no other. It sets out how humanitarian needs changed in 2020, and the extent to which funding met those needs. It provides a unique analysis on the total amount of international humanitarian assistance contributed last year and key changes in the behaviour of public donors in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also looks at the wider financing landscape to set out the role of actors in crisis contexts beyond the humanitarian sector.
  • Dutch Relief Alliance - Working on the Grand Bargain Commitments

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    This report presents some of last year’s DRA's achievements in working towards the fulfilment of the Grand Bargain commitments.
  • Towards principled humanitarian action in conflict contexts. Understanding the role of partnerships.

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, Partnership, Conflict

    The research, commissioned and reviewed by Caritas Norway, DanChurchAid (DCA), Kindernothilfe (KNH), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) finds that the way partnerships are shaped influences the principled delivery of aid. It suggests a need for new and stronger models of humanitarian partnership that are more equitable, and which take collective responsibility for principled delivery of humanitarian aid.