Other projects within the community have taken time to materialise but this one, we were able to implement our planned activities immediately.

Community Member, Kenya​

The Humanitarian Economy

The Humanitarian Economy

Funding to Syrian Humanitarian Actors

Between sub-contracting and partnership

This report from L2GP estimates, that while Syrian humanitarian actors were responsible for delivering 75% of the humanitarian assistance in 2014, they received only 0.3% of the direct and 9.3 % of the indirect cash funding available for the overall Syria response. Despite their crucial role, Syrian NGO’s struggled to get their most basic costs covered in the sub-contracting and partnership agreements they have with international agencies. While international actors are all committed to transparency, 30% of the known funding remains unknown in terms of which humanitarian actor actually received the funding. Private remittances and assistance from diaspora groups were found to play a crucial role in day-to-day survival but it remained impossible to estimate their exact volume.

2016

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