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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  • Framework paper: Towards a new FPA: State of play and ways forward

    FPA Watch Group

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

    The present document 'Towards a new FPA: State of play and ways forward' is a base document developed by the FPA Watch Group on behalf of all ECHO NGO partners ahead of the elaboration of the 6th FPA.
    Building on the experience of ECHO FPA partners reflected throughout the previous years in the FPA Watch Group work plan and main discussions points, the present document has been developed as a joint paper gathering the FPA Watch Group main recommendations towards the next FPA.
  • 'Ensuring people's needs are at the heart of the nexus approach: an NGO perspective' - VOICE Policy Resolution 2018

    VOICE policy resolutions

    Tags: Principles, Resilience, NGOs, General Assembly 2018, Nexus

    "Ensuring people's needs are at the heart of the nexus approach: an NGO perspective" this is the title of the Policy resolution adopted by VOICE network, during the General Assembly 2018
  • Exploring and fostering space for NGOs to add value in large scale operational models for humanitarian cash transfer programmes

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: NGOs, Cash, Grand Bargain

    This report is a summary of the key messages and main outcomes of the same workshop, organised by VOICE in the framework of its Grand Bargain project funded by the Belgian MFA. The event offered space for practitioners (including NGOs, the UN, the Red Cross, EU Member States, private sector officials, academics, and EU representatives) to exchange on best practices and share experiences. Participants explored the role and added value of NGOs in large scale cash transfer programmes all along the program cycle from needs-assessment to monitoring but also in relation to coordination.
  • VOICE out loud 27 Have we forgotten the Lake Chad Basin?

    VOICE out loud

    Tags: Principles, DRR, Resilience, NGOs, Access, Development

    This edition of the VOICE out loud explores the situation in the Lake Chad Basin. We have asked our members in ACTED, Accion contra el Hambre, COOPI, DRC, Concern Worldwide to share their experiences about this complex and proctracted crisis.
  • Missing Millions: how older people with disabilities are excluded from humanitarian assistance

    Members' publications
  • FPA WG meeting exchange with ECHO - 15 March 2018

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: FPA

  • VOICE Event: Do no harm and conflict sensitivity: two sides of the same coin?

    Tags: Principles, Civ-Mil, General Assembly 2018

    Please find here the invitation to the event and the link to register.
  • VOICE Activity report 2017

    VOICE Activity Reports

    Tags: General Assembly 2017

    VOICE Activity Report 2017
  • NGO Collected Feedback and Recommendations for ODI’s annual report on the Grand Bargain

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, Partnership, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    This paper is designed to summarize the key feedback and recommendations identified through the group discussion between VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force & ICVA Humanitarian Financing Working Group, for ODI to consider as it prepares the final report.
  • Humanitarian NGOs call for immediate cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access in Kachin and northern Shan, Myanmar

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Access

  • 2nd Humanitarian innovation lunch on Financial innovation

    Tags: Funding, Innovation, Private Sector

    Download the full agenda of the event.
  • CARE report: Women and girls in emergencies

    Members' publications

    Tags: Gender

    A new report from CARE Danmark shows that women and girls in emergencies are extremely vulnerable. However, not enough funds are set aside to both prevent the problem and provide necessary support for the afflicted women.
  • VOICE President letter to Commissioners - Post 2020 MFF - March 2018

    Tags: Funding, Consensus, Principles, Partnership, MFF

    Ahead of the European Commission's proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the President of VOICE addresses the network's recommendations with regards to humanitarian aid financing.
  • Multi-Year Planning and Funding: Implementer Perspectives

    Members' publications

    Tags: Funding

    This study from World Vision International briefly examines World Vision's implementation of Multi-Year Planning and Funding (MYPF). Through interviews and document reviews of World Vision programmes in Jordan, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, it seeks to understand the benefits of MYPF, as pledged by GHD donors.
  • Violence, uncertainty, and resilience among refugee women and community workers: An evaluation of gender-based violence case management services in the Dadaab refugee camps

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Gender

  • Humanitarian innovation lunch agenda

    How to define innovation? The limits and prospects for success in humanitarian assistance. Here the agenda of the event.
  • Joint letter of VOICE, CONCORD, EPLO and HRDN on the MFF 2021

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: MFF

    VOICE, CONCORD, EPLO and HRDN joint reccomandations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 asking for strong external budget, separate instruments for humanitarian aid, humanRights, democracy and peacebuilding, more support to civilsociety and involvement of CSOs in MFF discussions
  • VOICE statement on Individual misconduct in humanitarian response and collective learning

    VOICE statement following the recent facts of individual misconduct in Humanitarian organisations
  • Post 2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). What EU humanitarian aid needs and why.

    VOICE position papers

    Tags: Funding, NGOs, MFF

    VOICE position paper on the post 2020 Multi Annual Financial Framework
  • DANGEROUS GROUND,Syria’s refugees face an uncertain future

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, NGOs

    As the military situation changed in Syria, and against a backdrop of increased anti-refugee rhetoric and policies across the world, governments began in 2017 to openly contemplate the return of refugees to the country.
    In this report, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, CARE International, the International Rescue Committee and the Danish Refugee Council warn that the situation in Syria is far from safe, however, and that the prevailing interest in securing the return of refugees is undermining their safety and dignity in neighbouring countries, creating push factors and increasing the likelihood of forced returns in 2018. It also threatens to limit the options for making a life beyond the region through resettlement or other safe and legal routes.
  • The humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles: complementary approaches?

    VOICE event reports

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Development, Nexus

    Our report of the event on the humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles.
  • CARE Report: Suffering in Silence – Ten Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises in 2017

    Members' publications

    Tags: Access

    Natural disasters and conflicts make headlines – yet with the highest number of refugees since World War II and with an uptake and intensification of natural disasters in the past years, many major crises do not receive adequate media attention. Media reporting is key to raise public attention, which is important in many ways: it helps raise funds, it applies pressure on governments to change political action and develop policies, and it amplifies the voices of the many millions who have been affected by deadly disasters and brutal conflict.

    For the second time, CARE issued this report to shed light on forgotten crises which have received little to no attention last year. The report was launched in Geneva earlier this week by CARE Interim Secretary-General Laurie Lee, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and IRIN Director Heba Aly.
  • Care Report Men and boys in displacement: Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Civil Protection, Gender

    Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. However, the situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood. This report aims to address this information gap.

    With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, the report aims to provide a better understanding of the gendered impact of the refugee crisis on unaccompanied adolescent boys, aged 13 to 17, and men, single or living separately from their families; and to highlight actual and potential gaps in the humanitarian response. The report is based on a literature review, key informant interviews, and direct observation during a two-week mission in Greece. It presents recommendations for international and national humanitarian agencies, for donors, and for refugee-hosting governments.
  • NRC Report: Escaping war, where to next?

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, Access

  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Guatemala: Disaster Risk Reduction activities in Central America

    Members' publications

    Tags: DRR

    Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is understood as “the application of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk and manage residual risk, contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of disaster losses” (UNISDR).

    A new publication is the result of the joint cooperation of the Protestant organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, its Catholic counterpart Caritas Germany and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. It is based on the experiences gained from 2015 to 2017 in the project “Building resilience to disaster risk through emergency preparedness and disaster risk management in rural Maya communities in the Departments of Baja Verapaz, Quetzaltenango and Quiché, Guatemala”.
    The document compiles relevant information for DRR-projects in Central America in form of lessons learned and best practices, with the aim of benefiting projects to be designed in the coming years.