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While the link to development here is tenuous at best nearly nonexistent, I just can’t get enough of this. Cheers to Gabe Amo for the link.


What gives? The best and worst funded responses this decade.

OCHA and IRIN recently compiled a list of the best and worst funded humanitarian appeals for the decade.

Best funded appeals of the decade

  1. Lebanon Crisis 2006 (123% of US$96,520,410)
  2. Great Lakes Region and Central Africa 2003 (121% of US$115,327,113)
  3. Southern African Region Preparedness and Response Plan 2008 (111% of US$26,430,016)
  4. Kenya 2006 (105% of US$35,252,275)
  5. Timor-Leste 2006 (103% of US$24,236,207)
  6. Madagascar Flash Appeal 2008 (100% of US$18,838,643)
  7. Yemen Floods Response Plan 2008 (100% of US$5,113,261)
  8. Chad 2007 (100% of US$277,415,892)
  9. Angola 2004 (96% of US$136,020,262)
  10. Great Lakes Region 2004 (96% of US$85,461,521)

Worst funded appeals of the decade

  1. Zambia Floods Flash Appeal 2007 (12% of US$8,852,453)
  2. Zimbabwe 2004 (14% of US$90,045,002)
  3. Republic of Congo 2000 (17% of $US719,289,617)
  4. Swaziland 2002 (18% of US$11,292,618)
  5. Lesotho 2002 (20% of US$5,532,050)
  6. Zimbabwe 2002 (21% of US$50,965,458)
  7. Burkina Faso Floods Flash Appeal 2007 (21% of US$5,967,000)
  8. Somalia 2001 (22% of US$140,442,999)
  9. Zambia 2003 (22% of US$14,503,757)
  10. Philippines 2004 (23% of US$6,395,635)

What do all of the best funded appeals have in common? They all had a significant percentage of the appeal weighted in food aid. Between all 10, food aid averaged 46% of their appeals. And the worst-funded? Food aid averaged a mere 14% of each appeal (four of them didn’t even have a food aid component). What does this prove? Dumping food aid is still the most attractive response to a crisis.

Check out how food aid weights in the total 2010 humanitarian contributions here.