Expanding the resource base for humanitarian aid: a lifesaving imperative

Forum sessions


The resource base for humanitarian aid remains disturbingly narrow, with the top 10 donors contributing 80% of the existing humanitarian funding. There is an urgent need for stepping up global engagement and ensuring sufficient levels of assistance and identifying potential new donors and actors (including the private sector).

This session will look at positive experiences of stepped-up humanitarian support, from both European and non-European donor countries, explore how to inform public opinion on the importance of humanitarian funding, reflect on lessons learnt from different donor approaches in a variety of crisis contexts.

It will identify ways to further support better sharing of responsibility among a broader donor base and look at the potential of funding sources beyond public donors, notably the private sector.