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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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  • Partners' Conference 2019 - Speech of VOICE President - Dominic Crowley

    Tags: Counter-terrorism, NGOs, Access, ECHO, Humanitarian

    The speech of VOICE President Dominic Crowley at the ECHO Partners Conference 2019
  • Joint letter from NGO networks to the European Heads of States - next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) - Heading VI

    Tags: MFF

    A joint letter co-signed by VOICE, CAN, CONCORD, Eurodad, ENoP, EPLO and HRDN sdent to EU Head of States in advance of the European Council on 12-13 December 2019 to present recommendations on Heading VI of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.
  • Country-based pooled funds: The NGO perspective

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Humanitarian, NGOs, Grand Bargain

    More than 1,000 non-governmental organisations have worked in partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to implement the vast majority of funding channelled through country-based pooled funds. This study brings together their experiences and recommendations to improve a mechanism that has become a staple of the humanitarian landscape and financing toolbox.
  • Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: How theory has translated into practice in Jordan and Lebanon

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Grand Bargain, Humanitarian

    This research contributes important evidence on the reality of predictable and flexible funding in the field and identifies recommendations for the global Grand Bargain workstream on enhanced quality of funding. Jordan and Lebanon were selected as two sample contexts, given their protracted and relatively stable crisis contexts with a degree of comparability.
  • Global Humanitarian Overview 2020

    Tags: Humanitarian

    In 2019, many more people needed humanitarian assistance than we had forecast, largely because of conflicts and extreme climate events. Climate change is increasing people’s vulnerability to humanitarian crises. The world’s eight worst food crises are all linked to both conflict and climate shocks. In 2020, nearly 168 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection.
    The GHO is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world humanitarian needs. It presents the global trends and challenges for humanitarian aid, the needs and requirements. It also provides the regional and countries overviews and illustrates how we are getting better at delivering aid.
  • VOICE IATI Training Agenda

    Agenda training on IATI Publishing essentials at 10/11 December 2019.
  • VOICE Report - NGOs Perspectives on the EU's Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

    Studies and Briefing papers

    Tags: EU, Development, nexus, Humanitarian

    With this report, VOICE has sought to identify the current challenges and opportunities of working in a nexus approach from the humanitarian NGO perspective and to support NGOs to engage with the EU on the nexus approach.
  • 2019 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of Hunger and Climate Change

    Members' publications

    Tags: Climate

    The 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that while the world has made gradual progress in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, this progress has been uneven. Hunger persists in many countries, and in some instances progress is even being reversed. The GHI highlights where more action is most needed.
  • High Level Conference to celebrate 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Members' publications
    This year marks the 60th anniversary of UN General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history, the CRC has helped to ensure better protection for the rights of children across the globe. The European Parliament will organise a High Level Conference to be held on 20 November 2019 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the UNCRC, acknowledge the progress made over three decades and reflect on the challenges ahead in a global and digital world.
  • The Triple Nexus and Local Faith Actors in South Sudan: Findings from Primary Research

    Members' publications

    Tags: Development, nexus, Humanitarian

    This report presents findings from field research conducted in South Sudan on the intersection of operationalizing the triple nexus (humanitarian-development-peace nexus), localization and, the particular role of local faith actors (LFAs). The report is based on twenty-one interviews with NGO staff. The organizations included DanChurchAid, five local faith actors, and three local non-faith actors. Two focus group discussions were also carried out with beneficiaries in Kapoeta. The first FGD was composed of nine respondents while the second included twelve respondents. The interviews and FGDs were conducted in March 2019 in South Sudan. This report is the second of two reports.
  • The Triple Nexus, Localization, and Local Faith Actors: The intersections between faith, humanitarian response, development, and peace

    Members' publications

    Tags: Development, nexus, Humanitarian

    A Review of the Literature

    This report provides an overview of the key themes and existing knowledge on the topics of the Triple Nexus, localization, and local faith actors. The intersection of these topics is particularly important to contemporary aid work because of global commitments to shift power and financing from external to national and local actors, and to commit to a new way of working that overcomes humanitarian and development silos. This is essential to streamline operations across humanitarian, development, and peace work
  • A Joint NGO Statement - Ensuring solidarity with displaced Venezuelans: supporting countries and communities hosting and protecting them

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Humanitarian

    Ensuring solidarity with displaced Venezuelans: supporting countries and
    communities hosting and protecting them – A Joint NGO Statement at the Venezuela Solidarity Conference on 28 October 2019.
  • VOICE Consultancy Terms of Reference Workshop

    VOICE is seeking a consultant to prepare and organise a 2-day workshop in Brussels on the impact of EU sanctions and counter-terrorism legislation for NGOs working in humanitarian aid with ECHO funding. 
  • Statement - 15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria

    Tags: Syrian crisis, Humanitarian

    Civilians in northeast Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning.
  • Verbatim report: Hearing of Janez Lenarčič

    Verbatim report of the hearing of commissioner-designate Janez Lenarčič, Crisis Management portfolio, that took place on 2 October 2019.
  • Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019

    The 2019 report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes a new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.
  • CARE's SDG impact

    Members' publications

    Tags: Development

    CARE and Partners’ Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Joint NGO Statement on Yemen – 74th UN General Assembly

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, Humanitarian

    NGOs call for immediate ceasefire in Yemen and end to violations of IHL. Civilians and civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools, water facilities, food transport, farms and market places, continue to be hit by all parties with impunity.
  • Counter-Terrorism Frameworks and Safeguarding Humanitarian Space: Humanitarian Recommendations ahead of the UNGA High Level Side Event

    Members' publications

    Tags: Counter-terrorism

    Ahead of the UNGA meeting, Action Against Hunger, CARE, Concern Worldwide, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and Save the Children made the following recommendations to participating UN Member States and UN entities.
  • Strength in numbers: towards a more efficient humanitarian aid: pooling logistics resources

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Humanitarian

    Humanitarian needs are increasing at an alarming rate and international funding is not keeping up. Aware of the need to complement existing studies, the Réseau Logistique
    Humanitaire (Humanitarian Logistics Network - RLH) – which brings together around a dozen international humanitarian organisations, represented by their respective directors and logistics managers – proposes specific areas of work orientated towards collaborative practices.
  • Towards a more inclusive and contextualized implementation of the Grand Bargain

    Event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain

    From December 2017 to May 2019, the VOICE network implemented a project funded by the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aimed to contribute to a more inclusive and possibly a more contextualized implementation of the Grand Bargain (GB), by fostering NGOs' and frontline responders' engagement in the Grand Bargain. In the framework of this project, several workshops and events were organised at EU and at field level. The report summarises the main findings and recommendations of these events.
  • Invitation to the event "Money Where it Counts" - 25 September

    Invitation to the launch event "Money Where it Counts - A protocol for harmonised cost classification and financial budgeting and reporting" that will take place in Brussels on 25 September.
  • Grand Bargain Workshop Reports : A Lebanese NGOs perspective in the Grand Bargain implementation

    Event reports

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    Report on the Grand Bargain workshops held in Lebanon in October 2018 and May 2019. The workshops touched upon the questions of sharing understanding and perspectives on the implementation of the Grand Bargain and fostering space for NGOs operating in Lebanon to bring a field perspective into the discussions.
  • VOICE highlights 2018

    Tags: EU, FPA, Grand Bargain

    The network's achievements for 2018
  • Applying a nexus approach to transcend the humanitarian-development-peace divide. How differently do we need to work to leave no one behind?

    Event reports

    Tags: nexus

    Report of the nexus lab debate organised by VOICE, in collaboration with INTERSOS and EPLO, during the European Development Days in June 2019.