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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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  • 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.
  • VOICE Policy Resolution 2021- Grand Bargain 2.0: let’s make it a turning point in the global humanitarian aid system

    VOICE policy resolutions

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain, Humanitarian

    VOICE calls on the EU and its Member States (MS) to make the GB 2.0 a real turning point in the humanitarian aid system through the adoption of the recommendations of the Policy resolution adopted by NGO members at the General Assembly 2021.
  • FPA Watch Group meeting minutes - 21.04.2021

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: Funding, FPA, ECHO

    Minutes of the FPA WG meeting on the 21/04/2021.
    Key topics: HR costs, consortium, assessments/audits, guidance notes, simplification and harmonisation
  • Knowledge Matters: Special issue on Durable Solutions in Somalia - Concern

    Members' publications

    Tags: EU Trust Funds, Consortia, Nexus

    This issue is dedicated to exploring the progress, challenges and lessons learnt from the Durable Solutions Consortia and programmes implemented in Somalia during the last 3 years by Concern and other implementing partners.
  • Ending the hunger crisis: Response, recovery and resilience - IRC

    Members' publications

    Tags: Resilience, Humanitarian

    It is estimated that 155 million people experienced acute food insecurity across 55 countries in 2020 – an increase of 20 million compared to 2019. The IRC estimates that without urgent action, progress towards the SDG target of Zero Hunger will effectively be suspended by at least 5 years. The G7 UK Presidency’s leadership of the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crises Panel provides an opportunity for defined action. This report outlines the priority actions that the G7 and wider international community must take to prevent famine and build countries’ preparedness and resilience against future food security crises.
  • VOICE Activity Report 2020

    VOICE Activity Reports

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian

    VOICE Activity report 2020.  Read about the achievements and activities of the network over the last year.
  • The EU can open the classroom door for children around the word: Plan International

    Tags: NGOs

    How can the EU support access to education as a key element of human development? Plan International has prepared a list of recommendations for EU Member States to help answer exactly that.
  • Joint Agency Position on the Future of the Grand Bargain

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Grand Bargain, Humanitarian

    Care, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Dan Church Aid, Nexus, Save The Children, NEAR, ActionAid and International Rescue Committee joint position paper on the future of the Grand Bargain.
  • Reducing the humanitarian financing gap: review of progress since the report of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing - ODI

    Tags: Funding, Grand Bargain, Humanitarian

    In January 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing (HLP) published its report Too important to fail – addressing the humanitarian financing gap, which formed the basis for the Grand Bargain negotiations in early 2016. Five years on, this report seeks to identify, assess and analyse initiatives taken in the spirit of the HLP’s recommendations under its two main pillars, and to identify possible links with progress on the Grand Bargain.
  • Table rond Humanitaire : regards croisés sur l’insécurité: Agenda

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian

    Agenda of the round-table on the impact of insecurity on humanitarian interventions. 
  • Adding to the evidence: the impact of sanctions and restrictive measures on humanitarian action

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Counter-terrorism, NGOs, Humanitarian

    This report captures the findings of an online survey on the impacts of sanctions and counter-terrorism (CT) restrictive measures on VOICE member NGOs, and the VOICE Webinar on EU Restrictive Measures and Humanitarian Aid: Between a principled view for exemptions and a pragmatic approach for an effective derogation process (December 2020).
  • 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.