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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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  • Update on the development of the next ECHO Partnership Certificate

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA

    The development of the next ECHO Partnership Certificate
  • VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force Position Paper - An NGO perspective on the drive for efficiency in the humanitarian sector

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain, Humanitarian

    This position paper sets out views expressed by members of the VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force to improve the humanitarian sector and to strive for more efficiency for the 167.6 million people in need of humanitarian intervention worldwide. There is an urgent need for European actors to follow up on the commitments made, and to put the people in need first by making our collective work more efficient. With this goal in mind, this position paper proposes recommendations to improve the efficiency of the humanitarian sector.
  • ECHO answers to the FPA Watch Group questions on the MGA

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA

  • VOICE FPA Update October 2020

    Tags: FPA

    VOICE Power Point presentation on the update of the FPA (October 2020).
  • Launch of the WeWorld index 2020 Women and Children in times of Covid-19

    Members' publications

    Tags: Development, Gender, COVID-19

    On the 17th of November, WeWorld – GVC will launch the 6th Edition of the WeWorld Index. 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.
  • A learning exchange_ Approaches for supporting survivor and community-led response

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian

    Join the workshop to hear from Local to Global Protection (L2GP) facilitators and practitioners on supporting survivor and community-led responses and from Oxfam community-based protection initiatives on approaches to community-based protection.
  • FPA Watch Group 01/10/2020 - Exchange with ECHO

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA

    Minutes from the exchange between the Watch Group and DG ECHO from October 2020 (ex-ante assessment, Certificate and MGA).
  • FPA Watch Group questions for DG ECHO on the Model Grant Agreement

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA, ECHO

    Questions shared by the FPA Watch Group during the meeting with DG ECHO on the MGA (1 October 2020).
  • 2020 Global Hunger Index. One Decade to Zero Hunger - Linking Health and Sustainable Food Systems

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    The 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that although hunger worldwide has gradually declined since 2000, in many places progress is too slow and hunger remains severe. These areas are highly
    vulnerable to a worsening of food and nutrition insecurity exacerbated by the health, economic, and environmental crises of 2020.
  • CSO networks joint statement on NDICI and humanitarian aid in the next MFF

    Tags: Funding, MFF, Humanitarian

    Global crises demand strengthened cooperation and solidarity. VOICE and other CSO networks call on EU leaders to reverse cuts to the NDICI and reinforce humanitarian aid in the next multiannual financial framework.
  • Cameroon: International NGOs call for immediate scale-up of the humanitarian response amid soaring needs in the Far North Region

    Members' publications

    Tags: Access, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    Relentless attacks on civilians, large scale floods and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic are exacerbating an already critical humanitarian crisis in Cameroon’s Far North. International NGOs active in the region are calling for a drastic scaleup of the humanitarian response to address the needs of the most vulnerable. Lifesaving activities must be facilitated through unrestricted access to population in need and resources must be diligently mobilized to address the needs of the most vulnerable ones.
  • Halting lives : The impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having an impact on all sectors of society across the world. But its impact does not fall equally: the virus seems to discriminate between rich and poor, young and old, male and female but is in fact taking advantage of pre-existing inequalities. These intersectional and intergenerational vulnerabilities paint a complex web of inter-connections which impact on various groups dependent on factors like sex, gender, age, race, disability status and income status, to name a few. With this in mind Plan International, in line with its continuing focus on gender equality and girls’ rights, commissioned research to look specifically at the impact of the current pandemic on girls and young women, collecting data from over 7,000 girls across 14 countries.
  • Downward Spiral: the economic impact of Covid-19 on refugees and displaced people

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, COVID-19

    The economic impact of public health measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on communities affected by conflict and displacement. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) research found that these communities have suffered widespread loss of income since the pandemic started.
  • Make or break – the implications of Covid-19 for crisis financing

    Members' publications

    Tags: Grand Bargain, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) commissioned this study to reflect on what the Covid-19 pandemic response tells us about the fitness of the international crisis financing system. The pandemic has provided a real-time stress test that demonstrates how the system performs under pressure and identifies opportunities for improvement.
    The study coincides with a period in which humanitarian policymakers are taking stock of progress made under the Grand Bargain financing reforms and considering priorities for further reform. It also considers challenges and gaps not included in the Grand Bargain reforms. It reflects on the capacity of the international crisis financing system to respond to a new order of crises in an era when large-scale systemic risks may overlay and aggravate existing risks and needs.
  • One Neighbourhood: CARE’s humanitarian response in Tripoli. ALNAP

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian

    'One Neighbourhood: CARE’s humanitarian response in Tripoli' is the second in a series of case studies showcasing examples of humanitarian projects operating effectively in complex urban environments. The case study examines CARE's 'One Neighbourhood' project in Tripoli, Lebanon. The project aimed to build the resilience of affected communities and people in vulnerable neighbourhoods Tripoli neighbourhoods between 2015 and 2019 through individual shelter rehabilitation projects, communal projects, awareness-raising sessions, household outreach, committees and more.
  • Joint Statement - Three Years On: Prospects for Durable Solutions and Justice Remain Elusive for Rohingya

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Principles, NGOs

    25 August 2020 marks three years since the mass atrocities in Rakhine State forced more than 700,000 Rohingya civilians to flee their homes. Three years on, the vast majority remain in overcrowded refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. In response to the current crisis VOICE members in Myanmar remain committed to supporting a principled response and protecting the rights of stateless groups, internally displaced persons, host communities, and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar and call on the government and all warring parties to cease all hostilities.
  • Joint statement: The hidden human cost of economic sanctions and restrictive measures

    Members' publications

    Tags: Counter-terrorism, Access

    On World Humanitarian Day, which takes place this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and a few days after the tremendous explosions in Beirut, Caritas Europa and Caritas Middle East and Northern Africa (MONA) are joining forces to share their deep concerns on the dire side effects that economic sanctions and unilateral restrictive measures have on civilian and vulnerable populations living through the deep, multiple crises in the region: economic, political and humanitarian.
  • Engaging with local faith actors and communities - a toolkit

    Members' publications

    Tags: Resilience, Grand Bargain, COVID-19

    This toolkit is published by ACT Alliance EU, Caritas Europa, EU-CORD and Islamic Relief Worldwide to give EU decision-makers a concise practical tool to encourage engagement of local religious leaders and faith communities in pandemic response and the post-recovery phase.
  • Navigating the nexus: A brighter future for children in West Nile, Uganda

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Funding, Nexus

    Through its response to large-scale humanitarian needs precipitated by over a million South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda throughout 2016 and 2017, World Vision has built an understanding of the needs and aspirations and gained the trust of many refugee and host communities in the region. This case study examines World Vision’s experience of adapting its programming in a refugee context to respond to the multiple needs of vulnerable children, families and communities; support them to achieve their long-term aspirations; and determine how these efforts can best foster social cohesion among and between households and communities.
  • At What Cost: How chronic gaps in adaptation finance expose the world’s poorest people to climate chaos

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, DRR, Resilience, Climate

    The impacts of climate challenges are not inevitable. This report of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance with main partners Concern Worldwide and Mercy Corps deals with the financing of two existing measures – climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction – to better manage and reduce the risk of climate-related disasters and enable people to cope with multiple shocks and stresses.
  • The Triple Nexus Questions and Answers on Integrating Humanitarian Development and Peace Actions in Protracted Crises

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Nexus, Humanitarian

    This briefing note from WeWord-GVC presents the state of the humanitarian-development-peace Nexus, how the organization envisions and puts into practice its commitment to the Nexus and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on the reform agenda going forward. It complements the soon-to-be published WeWorld-GVC Nexus Principles, affirming what the organization believes are the most crucial elements of the Nexus that need incorporating into the operational practices of the organization.
  • VOICE out loud 30 - Humanitarian Action in the Era of Climate Change

    VOICE out loud

    Tags: DRR, Resilience, Climate, Gender, Humanitarian

    In this edition of the VOICE out loud, VOICE members explore the effects of the climate crisis on humanitarian action and share how humanitarian NGOs are working to address them.
  • Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2020: A Joint Statement from NGO Networks

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Joint Statement from NGO Networks (SCHR, VOICE, ICVA and InterAction) following the 2020 Annual Grand Bargain Meeting.
  • COVID-19: Food security and livelihood impact assessment

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    COOPI launched a “Food security and livelihood assessment” activity that will be carried out in 9 countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (RD Congo), Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Iraq, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala over a period of 3 months. By doing so, COOPI wants to better understand the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the food security and livelihood of the communities it is working with, in order to be able to shape up interventions to support those communities to maintain their livelihoods whilst contributing to their recovery and longer-term economic development.
  • ETTG Brief - EU humanitarian aid: Caught between nexus and independence

    Tags: EU, Development, Nexus, Humanitarian

    This brief by the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) analyses current issues in the EU’s humanitarian aid and makes recommendations for responding to the challenges ahead. Specifically, it addresses the tensions between the Commission’s ambition to be a geopolitical actor and to better respond to multidimensional crises through a ‘nexus approach’ and the strong needs-based humanitarian assistance the EU provides. The analysis is based on a structured review of academic and policy sources, complemented by interviews with Brussels-based humanitarian aid policymakers.