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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  • 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.
  • FPA WG meeting exchange with ECHO - June 2018

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA, FPA Task Force

  • InterAction-Disinformation Toolkit

    Tags: Security, NGOs, Professional

    There is growing concern that international NGOs and civil society are vulnerable to online attacks and campaigns that spread false information. These attacks are designed to intentionally sow division and confusion, disparage targeted organizations and their leaders, and promote inaccurate views about the communities they support. In response to this growing and complex problem, InterAction has created this resource to help international organizations initiate a conversation on how disinformation might impact them. This report draws on desk research and interviews with civil society organizations and international aid organizations providing direct development and humanitarian assistance around the world.
  • Joint NGO statement on attack in Hodeidah on 2 August

    Members' publications

    Tags: IHL

    Joint statement condemns the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children.
  • NGO Statement to the Somalia Partnership Forum in Brussels

    Members' publications

    Tags: DRR, LRRD, Grand Bargain

  • NGOs Statement - Comprehensive Response to Drought in Afghanistan

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, DRR, LRRD, NGOs, Nexus

  • Forging a common path: A European approach to the integration of refugees and asylum-seekers

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees

    International Rescue Committee newest report on refugee integration in Europe
  • VOICE Statement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the 2019 EU budget

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, Principles, Resilience, LRRD, MFF, Nexus

    On May 2, the European Commission(EC) released its Proposal for a Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027 and Communication ‘A Modern Budget for a Union that Protects, Empowers and Defends’ with its annex, followed on June 14 by a set of proposed regulations for external instruments. On May 23, the EC also presented its proposal for the EU budget 2019. In reaction to these proposals, the VOICE network shares the following remarks and recommendations with the EU Member States and the European Parliament.
  • FPA Watch Group Work plan - July 2018

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: NGOs, FPA

    This FPA Watch Group work plan 2018-2019 is a working document that will be regularly updated.
  • Conflict Sensitivity and Do No Harm: two sides of the same coin?

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, Resilience, NGOs, Partnership, Crisis Management, Nexus

    On 23 May, VOICE hosted an event entitled “Do no harm and conflict sensitivity: two sides of the same coin?”. The event brought together VOICE members, leading practitioners from the humanitarian community as well as peacebuilding NGOs, academics and EU institutions’ representatives. The four panelists were Paul Murphy, Executive Director of Saferworld, Martina Zapf, Head of Programme Support at Interpeace, Peter van Sluijs, Senior Strategist at CORDAID and Michael Kühn, Senior Policy Advisor from Welthungerhilfe. The discussion was facilitated by Birte Hald, Brussels Representative of Danish Refugee Council.
  • Main findings of the Watch Group’s survey: Evaluation of the FPA 2014

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs, FPA, FPA Task Force

    With this survey, the FPA Watch Group wishes to evaluate the current FPA (2014-2020), to provide input in the upcoming consultations on the next FPA and shape the future work of the Watch Group.
  • Not what she bargained for? Gender and the Grand Bargain

    Members' publications

    Tags: Grand Bargain, Gender

    This paper outlines recommendations to promote women’s leadership and participation across the humanitarian reform agenda, focusing on the three Grand Bargain workstreams:localisation, participation and cash.
  • VOICE Statutes EN 2018

    Tags: General Assembly 2018

  • VOICE Statutes FR 2018

    Tags: General Assembly 2018