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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  • Sharing NGOs perspective on the Grand Bargain at the Cohafa

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    VOICE; CARE and NRC at the COHAFA sharing NGO perspectives on the Grand Bargain and good practices from EU Member States
  • Women responders: Placing local action at the centre of humanitarian protection programming

    Members' publications

    Tags: Partnership, Humanitarian, Gender

    This global research report by CARE International aims to answer a key question: How is the humanitarian protection sector ensuring the participation and leadership of women responders? The report provides a comprehensive review of collaboration between humanitarian actors and women responders, and provides recommendations and guidance for humanitarian actors and donors in order to increase the participation and leadership of women responders, and improve humanitarian response overall.
  • Based on need alone? Impartiality in humanitarian action

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, Humanitarian

    What lies at the heart of humanitarian action? And what are the biggest challenges it faces? Both these fundamental questions lead us to the principle of impartiality:
    Humanitarian action should help people solely on the basis of their needs. It must never discriminate according to other criteria such as gender, religion, ethnic background or political orientation. This collection of texts by MSF, Caritas Germany, and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe examines how the core humanitarian principle of impartiality is dealt with in theory and in practice.
  • Partners' Conference 2018 - Speech of VOICE President - Dominic Crowley

    Tags: NGOs, Partnership, ECHO

    Speech by Dominic Crowley, President of VOICE, delivered on the 20th of November 2018 at the occasion of the ECHO Annual Partners' Conference.
    Check against delivery.
  • VOICE Statement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, MFF

    The VOICE network shares the following remarks and recommendations with the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
  • FPA WG minutes - Exchange with ECHO - 18 October 2018

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA

  • Joint letter from NGO networks to the European Heads of States- Heading VI, next Multiannual Financial Framework(MFF)

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs

    A joint letter co-signed by VOICE, Concord, CAN, EuroDad, EPLO in advance of the European Council on 13-14 December in order to outline recommendations on EU external action in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), specifically on Heading VI (Neighbourhood and the World).
  • VOICE out loud 28- Adressing protection needs in humanitarian action

    VOICE out loud

    Tags: Syrian crisis, Principles, Counter-terrorism, NGOs, IHL, Access

    In this edition of the VOICE out loud, VOICE members reflect on different aspects of protection in their humanitarian operations. We hear also from Mr. Walter Fuelleman, ICRC representant in Brussels, on how protection work is changing and what in the EU can support or hinder this.
  • Merging of EUAV with the European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027 - VOICE key messages

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: EU Aid Volunteers

    This paper gathers a number of remarks on the European Commission’s proposal for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Programme under the next financial period (2021-2027) which includes the integration of the EUAV into this larger EU Programme, building on the VOICE network’s positions over the last years.
  • Agenda of the Grand Bargain simplification workshop in Paris

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    The detailed agenda of the Grand Bargain workshop in Paris.
  • Resilience: Why the divide is artificial, and the opportunities are real

    Members' publications
    “Nexus Mysteria”? Why the divide is artificial, and the opportunities are real
    It should not matter what logo, flag or funding source someone represents when they look into the eyes of a mother who has lost a child because of war, or a father who cannot feed his family because the rain did not fall this season, or a child who has only ever known a constant hunger twinge in their stomach.
    While we always need to nuance, and ensure appropriate, contextualised approaches based on the needs of those most affected by conflict, poverty or humanitarian crisis, there is
    artificial distinction between those involved in humanitarian and development and peacebuilding.
  • 2018 Global Hunger Index: Forced Migration and Hunger

    Members' publications
    The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the world has made gradual, long-term progress in reducing overall hunger, but this progress has been uneven. Areas of severe hunger and undernutrition stubbornly persist, reflecting human misery for millions.
  • Grand Bargain simplification workshop in Paris: Save the date!

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain

    The agenda of the workshop, co-organised with Coordination SUD, aiming to provide an open space for participants to discuss and exchange the Grand Bargain potential for simplification.
  • Doing Nexus Differently: How can Humanitarian and Development Actors link or integrate humanitarian action, development, and peace?

    Members' publications

    Tags: Nexus

    Two-thirds of all humanitarian assistance is provided to long-term recipients facing protracted crises of a duration of eight years or more. This number reflects the great need to reconsider the longstanding impact of aid and its connections with development and peace more consistently. CARE International in the MENA region, through the Regional Applied Economic Empowerment Hub, aims to contribute to programmatic learning and organizational innovation with regard to specific themes with high relevance for the MENA region and beyond. One of its key research streams has become the Nexus (meaning greater integration of Humanitarian/Development/Peace activities) utilizing different resources and research methods, including an organizational -wide engagement process. This discussion paper is part of this process which has utilized webinars, surveys, global case studies, literature reviews, and summary papers to pull discussions and lessons from many departments and teams of CARE’s global presence, including more than 30 global and regional thought leaders.

    This paper targets a wide range of global stakeholders of the humanitarian and development sectors with the following aims:
    - Present and strengthen the internal and external evidence of and for a different Nexus approach that works better for our impact groups.
    - Contribute to internal and external dialogue, build collective voice among peer organizations, create linkages with partners (research institutes, specialists in the field) and influence the way the Nexus is, and will be, implemented globally and locally.
  • The Resilience Paradigm: Facts for Transformation Resilience Specificity

    Members' publications

    Tags: Resilience

    This study provides a paradigm shift from poverty reduction to building resilience of each element at risk in the community. This will offer a new thinking of framing our work from the specific hazard perspective, how we will address the hazard and how to build resilience of the specific element at risk that would be hit by the specific hazard. It will introduce the resilience framework as the starting point to organize our work so that disasters will be avoided.
  • Joint NGO Statement on Yemen - 73rd UN General Assembly

    14 NGOs are calling for a political solution to bring the war to an end and reinstate peace in Yemen. All parties must immediately cease
    hostilities, agree to a comprehensive ceasefire and cooperate in ‘good faith’ with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith’s
    peace process.
  • VOICE-VENRO European Humanitarian NGO roundtable

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Nexus, ECHO

    VOICE and VENRO co-hosted a roundtable in Berlin discussing priorities for humanitarian aid in 2018/2019 and the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • NGOS call to action on the world to support Uganda's new education response plan

    Members' publications
    Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

    The Plan - the first of its kind worldwide - represents a huge policy step forward for refugee education. It sets out a realistic and coordinated plan to ensure quality, accredited education for refugees and host communities within a national education system on a multi-year basis. It demonstrates that universal schooling in a refugee crisis is both affordable and achievable, if the international community acts decisively.
  • INGO statement on the renewed and rapidly advancing offensive on Hodeidah

    Members' publications
    INGOs working in Yemen are extremely worried about the new escalation of fighting in Hodeidah and the closure of key routes between Hodeidah city and the north and east of the
  • Breaking the cycle of conflict, hunger and human suffering

    Members' publications
    This report is the final publication in a series of papers exploring the humanitarian consequences of conflict and proposing new
    ways to break the cycle of conflict, hunger, and human suffering. Conflict is the single greatest driver of humanitarian crisis today, and the biggest
    threat to progress towards a more prosperous, stable and sustainable future. The world is an increasingly dangerous place. After a period of relative gains in global
    peace, conflict has significantly increased in the past decade.
  • High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region

    Members' publications
    This short paper complements “Supporting the Lake Chad Communities on the Path towards Peace and Sustainable Development”, a statement endorsed by 43 organizations providing multi-sectoral support in affected regions across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. Whereas the ten requests in the statement directly target the governments of the affected countries, this paper sets out concrete recommendations for all actors. The paper recommends a three-pronged approach of 1) building around community 2)safeguarding protection and 3) enabling environment that needs to be urgently implemented to simultaneously save and rebuild affected populations’ lives.
  • High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region

    Members' publications
    Caritas is working in each of the four countries to help some of the millions of people affected by the crisis by protecting civilians; supporting land rights and livelihoods; peacebuilding; and improving education and health services. At the Berlin conference, Caritas will use its long experience working among local communities to make a series of recommendations to governments, donors, UN agencies and NGOs.
  • High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region

    Members' publications
    Ahead of High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region 3-4 September, Berlin, Germany, 43 INGOs operating in the Lake Chad Basin region published a paper which sets out concrete recommendations for all actors, including governments, NGOs, UN, traditional and non-traditional donors, to action the requests.
  • High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region

    Members' publications
    This document provides Plan International’s key messages and recommendations for donors and governments attending the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region on the 3 rd and 4th September 2018 t
  • Somalia Grand Bargain workshop Report

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    The Report of the Grand Bargain workshop in Somalia organised by the 3 NGO networks: ICVA, VOICE and the Somalia NGO Consortium to inform Somali NGOs on the Grand Bargain progress and gather input directly from frontline responders.