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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  • Save Our Education - Protect every child’s right to learn in the COVID-19 response and recovery

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    This new report from Save the Children warns of ‘unprecedented global education emergency’. Deep budget cuts to education and rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children out of school forever by the end of this year, with millions more falling behind in learning, Save the Children warns this new report.
  • Hard Lessons - Delivering assistance in government-held areas of Syria

    Members' publications

    Tags: Access, Humanitarian, Syrian crisis

    Delivering a principled humanitarian response in Syria from Damascus is a continuous challenge. There are numerous barriers to engaging with and responding to the needs of conflict-affected Syrians. This paper explores the lessons learned by the Norwegian Refugee Council and Oxfam in more than ten years of combined operational experience from Damascus which can inform and improve the overall aid response in Syria.
  • Crisis in Sight - Humanitarian Access Overview

    Tags: Access, COVID-19

    ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts worldwide. This report centers upon countries in which ACAPS had identified humanitarian crises. The analysis includes focused narrative and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the different aspects of humanitarian access. In response to the pandemic, governments and civilians around the world have implemented measures aiming to contain the spread of the virus. In addition to humanitarian access constraints, these measures have presented challenges both for crisis-affected populations to access aid and for humanitarian organisations to operate.
  • Evicted by Climate Change: Confronting the Gendered Impacts of Climate-Induced Displacement

    Members' publications

    Tags: Climate, Gender

    This CARE report highlights the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response. The report also highlights the urgent need for more women’s leadership and greater financial support for gender-just solutions to climate-induced displacement.
  • Myanmar: INGOs concerned upsurge in fighting in Rakhine State will cause greater hunger, displacement and vulnerability

    Members' publications

    Tags: IHL, COVID-19

    In this statement, INGOs warn that the upsurge in fighting between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military in northern Rakhine State has led to many people fleeing their homes while others are trapped and unable to leave. They urge all actors to protect civilians, exercise restraint and prevent the further escalation of conflict.
  • A Decade In Search of Work: A review of policy commitments for Syrian refugees’ livelihoods in Jordan and Lebanon

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Syrian crisis

    This new report builds on IRC’s “In Search of Work” briefing series, which reviewed progress on livelihoods commitments made by host and donor countries through the Jordan Compact from 2016 to mid 2018. This third update also includes a review of the livelihoods situation for refugees and host communities in Lebanon. The briefing draws on new evidence and emerging research findings on how refugees are managing their financial lives and analyses the impact of policy decisions made in both countries on livelihood opportunities.
  • A Win-Win: Multi-year flexible funding is better for people and better value for donors

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Grand Bargain

    This report by International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from Development Initiatives, builds on the already strong evidence base for multi-year flexible funding. A comparative analysis of two cash programmes in Somalia funded by DFID and Sida, which draws on data collected using the Systematic Cost Analysis (SCAN) tool developed by IRC with Save the Children and Mercy Corps, provides preliminary indications of quantifiable cost efficiency gains of multi-year funding. And three case studies—two multi-sector programmes in the Central African Republic and Camroon supported through Sida’s Programme-Based Approach (PBA) and a youth livelihoods programme in Côte d’Ivoire funded by the Mastercard Foundation—reveal the qualitative benefits of multi-year, flexible financing.
  • Peacebuilding and Climate Change in Mali and Somalia

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Climate

    A study commissioned by ACT Alliance, DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid to learn more about the links between climate change and conflicts, and more importantly, to explore if efforts to adapt to the effects of climate change, can contribute to peace building. The study is based in Mali and Somalia, where there is a documented effect of climate change, and where people and communities have been facing violent conflicts
    for many years.
  • Plan International Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from the Sahel

    Members' publications

    Tags: Gender

    This research was conducted with adolescent girls, their families and communities in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso and Mali where people struggle with a long, complex and violent crisis. Its primary focus is the rights and voices of adolescent girls.
  • Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020

    Tags: Grand Bargain

  • COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts: no excuses to leave persons with disabilities behind!

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    A Study from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion with a collection and review of evidence aims
    to illustrate how the COVID-19 crisis triggers disproportionate risks and barriers for men, women, boys and girls with disabilities
    living in humanitarian settings.

    Members' publications

    Tags: NGOs, Humanitarian, COVID-19

    The report from Welthungerhilfe stresses the need to invest more in the fight against hunger and have a Rescue Package for the poorest.
  • Governments must not turn their back on the Sahel

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Humanitarian

    In reaction to the postponement of the Sahel donor conference, which was due to take place on 18 June, Oxfam together with Action Against Hunger, CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and Save the Children, warned of a "hunger pandemic" in the Sahel on top of multiple crises, particularly as a result of COVID-19, conflict and the onset of the lean season. 24 million people (included children) are already in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
  • Learning Report: DCA and partners’ experiences working in the COVID-19 response

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    This report compiles key learning from DCA’s and local partners’ response to the COVID-19 crisis from DCA’s operational areas. The learning was gathered at a virtual learning seminar in May 2020 on the COVID-19 response, in which five thematic areas were addressed: 1) the role of faith actors; 2) the humanitarian programming and learning from a food crisis; 3) livelihoods and value chains; 4) GBV mainstreaming response; and 5) conflict and access challenges.
  • The world’s most neglected displacement crises in 2019

    Members' publications

    Tags: Humanitarian

    Each year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) publishes the list of the ten most neglected displacement crises in the world, to shine a spotlight on these forgotten emergencies. This is the list for 2019.
  • Joint letter from NGO networks to European Council June 2020 - Heading VI in the next MFF and Recovery Fund

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs, MFF

    A joint letter co-signed by VOICE, CAN Europe, CONCORD, Cooperatives Europe, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Eurodad, ENoP, EPLO and HRDN sent to EU Head of States in advance of the European Council on 19 June 2020 to present recommendations on Heading VI of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and the Recovery Fund 'Next Generation EU'.
  • The Response of CARE to the High Level Pledging Conference on Yemen

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding, Humanitarian

    CARE says that Yemen receives an unsatisfactory 1.35 billion USD in pledges – water, sanitation and hygiene are the highest priorities amidst COVID-19 crisis.
  • VOICE workshop Report: The impact of EU sanctions and restrictive measures on humanitarian action

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, Counter-terrorism, NGOs, IHL

    The report from the workshop organised by VOICE gathering NGOs, external experts, European Member States and EU institutions’ representatives to discuss the evolving approach in the EU to sanctions and restrictive measures, their impact on the delivery of humanitarian aid and how to mitigate them.
  • Reframing Education in COVID19 era

    Members' publications

    Tags: COVID-19

    A publication by WeWorld-GVC on Reframing Education in the COVID-19 era.
  • New resources to save lives and to reduce suffering of people affected by the Venezuelan Crisis

    Members' publications
    A reaction by INGO's to the Venezuela Pledging Conference held on 26 May 2020. Signatories are CARE, NRC, IPPF/RHO, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, and World Vision International.
  • 'Post COVID-19: EU humanitarian aid in the next Multiannual Financial Framework' - VOICE Policy Resolution 2020

    VOICE policy resolutions

    Tags: MFF, Humanitarian, General Assembly 2020, COVID-19

    In the policy resolution 2020, VOICE calls on the EU to timely adopt a new MFF that goes well beyond being a COVID-19 response and that effectively supports people affected by humanitarian crises around the world.
  • Risk-informed approaches to humanitarian funding: Using risk finance tools to strengthen resilience

    Tags: DRR

    ECHO commissioned this study to explore the role that pre-arranged financing can plan in reducing or mitigating disaster impacts by supporting anticipatory action and response. The study terms of reference state the objective is: “to assist DG ECHO in developing approaches to mainstreaming risk-based financing and specific risk financing tools for reducing the impact of disasters, decreasing overall ex-post humanitarian funding and enhancing preparedness”.
  • VOICE Activity Report 2019

    VOICE Activity Reports

    Tags: General Assembly 2020

  • COVID- 19 Webinar: Video message from VOICE Director

    Tags: EU, NGOs, FPA, ECHO, COVID-19

    WEBINAR: European response to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the delivery of humanitarian aid. Unfortunately, technical issues prevented VOICE Director Kathrin Schick to participate directly in the webinar. Her video intervention has been recorded afterward. Please click here to watch it!
  • World Vision Report - COVID-19 Aftershocks: Secondary Impacts Threaten more Children's Lives than Disease Itself

    Members' publications
    Too many children, especially those living in fragile contexts, already face unacceptable threats to their wellbeing and futures. World Vision’s experience in Ebola has shown us that beyond COVID-19 itself, children will inevitably face heightened food insecurity; increased risk of violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation; and the interruption or total breakdown of essential services including formal and informal education. While
    children may not suffer the worst symptoms of COVID-19, millions of young lives will be put at risk as weak health systems become overwhelmed by the pandemic and precious resources are diverted.