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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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  • Don't fail us now: Ireland’s vital opportunity to make a difference in North West Syria on the United Nations Security Council

    Members' publications

    Tags: Syrian crisis, NGOs, Humanitarian

    This briefing paper describes the three different modalities for delivering aid in Syria which have emerged in an attempt to provide principled humanitarian aid, and especially the cross-border mechanism on which North West, Syria relies. It explains why cross-line aid is not an option in the North West, and the devastating impacts that non-renewal of the cross-border mechanism would bring.
  • GOAL Learning on repeat multi-purpose cash assistance in North West Syria

    Members' publications

    Tags: Syrian crisis, NGOs, IHL

    In the North-West Syria response, cash assistance is mostly once-off or else for a maximum of 3 months. GOAL Syria is delivering a large-scale value voucher or food kit response to support food security needs. However, needs assessment repeatedly show that households have high non-food needs along with food needs. As a result, GOAL Syria incorporated Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) alongside its value voucher/food kit assistance to cover the cost of the Non-Food Item portion of households monthly survival needs. The MPCA is provided to household's for 6 months- something that is quite new to the North-West Syria response.
  • Questions and Answers on the New Humanitarian Partnership

    Tags: NGOs, FPA, Humanitarian

    Questions and Answers on the New Humanitarian Partnership.
  • The cost of conflict for Syria's children: World Vision Report

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian, Conflict

    An entire generation of children has been lost to the conflict in Syria. Today, Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child. This report, produced by World Vision in partnership with Frontier Economics, uses an evidence-base to show the incredible loss of human capital in Syria as a result of a continuous cycle of grave violations against children, heavy economic costs, and shattered opportunities for future generations and highlights that Syria’s children will ultimately bear the cost of conflict in Syria.
  • Community Protection Approach as best practice on result-based protection: We World Statement

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Nexus, Humanitarian

    The statement of WE World on winning the InterAction contest on result-based protection
  • Global COVID-19 Response: DRC report

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    This report summarizes DRC’s response in the context of its global appeal for a total of 75 million USD to address the impact of COVID-19, launched in April 2020.
  • Anywhere But Syria: How 10 Years of Conflict Left Syria’s Displaced Children Without a Sense of Home

    Members' publications

    Tags: Syrian crisis, Conflict

    To support progress towards a safe and fulfilling future for displaced children, Save the Children emphasises the importance of ensuring that displaced children experience full physical, material, legal and psychosocial safety, all of which are crucial for a child’s survival and development. The aim of this research is to explore in greater detail the elements of a displaced child’s experience that contribute to building their mental health and sense of belonging, also known as “psychosocial safety”. This lesser-explored element of safety is vital to working towards safe and meaningful participation of children in decision-making, supporting positive mental health and wellbeing, in any attempt to meaningfully reduce the vulnerabilities a child experiences as a result of their displacement.
  • Note on International NGO (INGO)’s perspectives on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian

    The INGO Forum in the Democratic Republic of Congo wish to underline some of the concerns and opportunities for action to alleviate the plight of the 19,6 million people in need in the DRC.
  • Alliance2015 multi-country research: COVID-19 impacts on community resilience in the Global South

    Members' publications

    Tags: Resilience, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    The multi-sectoral research provides striking information on the direct impacts of COVID-19 on food security, WASH, health, education, income, and on the indirect ones, related to indebtedness, psychosocial status, domestic and community cohesion, thus offering a more holistic understanding of the full impacts of the pandemic that people are dealing with.
  • Environmental Migration: Analysis and Positioning Report - Secours Catholique

    Members' publications
    Through this document, drawing on the word of its international partners and national network, Secours Catholique – Caritas France sets out the context for people fleeing their living environments for environmental reasons (Part I), reasserts its assumptions about environmental conservation, international migration and the protection of vulnerable people (Part II), and defends the fundamental rights of environmental migrants along their migratory paths (Part III).
  • Aid agencies make unprecedented and united call for Biden administration to revoke Ansar Allah terrorist designation

    Members' publications

    Tags: Counter-terrorism, NGOs, Access, Humanitarian

    Twenty-two aid organisations working in Yemen remain extremely concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the designation of Ansar Allah as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) and Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) which came into effect on 19 January. This designation comes at a time when famine is a very real threat to a country devastated by six years of conflict, and it must be revoked immediately. Any disruption to lifesaving aid operations and commercial imports of food, fuel, medicine and other essential goods will put millions of lives at risk.
  • ECA Special Report 02/2021: EU humanitarian aid for education: helps children in need, but should be longer-term and reach more girls

    As the Commission increased aid for education in emergencies and protracted crises to 10 % of its total humanitarian aid in 2019, the European Court of Auditors has assessed how the Commission managed this new level of support.
  • The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2020 - CARE

    Members' publications

    Tags: Humanitarian

    The analysis is based on online media coverage in five languages throughout the year. CARE sees a concerning trend of crises being neglected year after year. Six out of the ten crises are located on the African continent. This report gives an overview of neglected crises and their impacts, but also offers solutions and best practices in journalism
  • Inclusive practices for disaster risk management

    Members' publications

    Tags: DRR, NGOs

    The document gathers 12 experiences of Inclusive Disaster Risk Management Practices identified from social actors and government entities in 6 countries of the Latin American region. For each practice identified, the context, the description of the practice, its impact, its potential for replication and sustainability as well as the challenges for the future were documented.
  • Programme for the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Programme for the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council. See the section dedicated to Humanitarian Aid at page 34.
  • Learning from an emergency: the Intersos model of territorial response in Rome

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    In Rome, in particular, since March 2020 the INTERSOS24 project has focused on the implementation of anti-COVID-19 measures aimed at the homeless population or in conditions of social exclusion. in order to guarantee the protection of their health and support the Lazio Regional Health System. Here the report of the project
  • Approaches to survivor and community response Local2Global Protection

    Members' publications
    Presentation of the workshop on approaches for supporting survivor and community-led response. The link to the recording can be found in this presentation. Organised by ACT Alliance EU and VOICE.
  • COVID-19 and refugees' economic opportunities, financial services and digital inclusion

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, COVID-19

    This research report by IRC - based on findings in refugee contexts in Jordan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia - finds that digital services such as mobile money can in theory be more accessible for refugees than standard bank accounts, in practice refugees continue to face barriers. These services are often new and underdeveloped and therefore untested, or refugees are only permitted a restricted form of access. Even though digital services are likely to become more important given the ‘new normal’ and continued need for socially distanced services, this transition is only starting, and refugees need to be included in mainstream and fully developed financial services.
  • Global Humanitarian Overview 2021

    Tags: Funding, UN, Humanitarian

    In 2021, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This number has risen to 1 in 33 people worldwide - a significant increase from 1 in 45 at the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2020, which was already the highest figure in decades. The UN and partner organizations aim to assist 160 million people most in need across 56 countries and will require a total of $35 billion to do so.
  • EU restrictive measures impact on humanitarian aid: Between a principled view for exemptions and a pragmatic approach for an effective derogation process.

    Tags: Counter-terrorism, NGOs, Access

    VOICE webinar Save the Date and registration link. Join VOICE and a panel of experts on the 11th of December for a webinar focusing on the push to introduce humanitarian exemptions to EU sanctions regimes, and the discussion on an EU-wide derogation process.
  • Video recording of the VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector : Where do we stand? Discussing an NGO perspective with EU stakeholders

    Tags: Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    Video recording of the VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector : Where do we stand? Discussing an NGO perspective with EU stakeholders (19 November 2020).
  • Power Point presentation HI - VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector

    Tags: Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    Power Point presentation on the Réseau Logistique Humanitaire shared by Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion at the VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector (19 November 2020).
  • Power Point presentation CARE - VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector

    Tags: Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    Power Point presentation on Cost-Efficiency Analysis: Protection CM, CCE, ECA by CARE Jordan at the VOICE Webinar on the Grand Bargain and the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector (19 November 2020).
  • GVC WeWorld Index 2020 : Dynamic Dashboard

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Gender, Humanitarian

    First published in 2015, the WeWorld Index measures countries' progress through economic and social indicators by analyzing life conditions of those who are more at risk of social exclusion, i.e. children, adolescents and women. In the frame set by the 2030 Agenda, inclusion is a multidimensional concept not only linked to economic development, but to all social dimensions (health, education, culture, politics, access to information, security, environment, etc...)

    The WeWorld Index is a synthetic index made of 34 indicators that can be grouped in 17 dimensions, which refer to the Four Building Blocks, crucial for the implementation of women's and children's rights: health, education, economy and society, plus de environmental and cultural context, which in turn influences (and it is influenced by) the possibilities of women's and children's rights implementation.

    In the 2020 WeWorld Index, the consequences of the pandemic have been taken into account by adding 3 indicators to the 34 that the WeWorld Index has proposed since the very first edition.

    In the final ranking of the WeWorld Index 2020 in times of Covid-19 (updated in June 2020) 172 countries are included.
  • GVC WeWorld Index 2020 : Women and children in times of Covid-19

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Gender, Humanitarian

    In 110 out of 172 countries women and children are experiencing forms of exclusion (in 49 countries serious or very serious forms of exclusion, 1 country out of 3). The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a limitation of fundamental rights for women and children in the world with a very strong negative impact on the access to generalised education in all countries. These are the main results of the 2020 edition of the WeWorld Index, the annual report that measures the level of inclusion of women and children in 172 countries worldwide through 34 indicators, conducted by WeWorld – a non-governmental organisation that has been working for more than 50 years to guarantee the rights of women and children in 27 countries, including Italy. The report includes an in-depth analysis of the impact of Covid on the education of children and adolescents.