Donor contributions make it possible for WHO to provide technical assistance, medical supplies and coordination services during humanitarian emergencies. As the lead agency of the Health Cluster, WHO works with UN agencies, NGOs and other partners to address the needs of people in crisis in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. To continue our work and to increase our capacity, funding to both WHO's 'Five Year Plan to Strengthen WHO's Capacity for Humanitarian Health Action' and for the 'Consolidated Appeal' is vital.
2 December 2014
Iraq donor brief and funding request
WHO and Health Cluster partners estimated that the Health Cluster will need US$23 million to address specific health needs related to harsh winter conditions and displacement.
4 November 2014
WHO appeals for resources to address increasing health needs of displaced populations in Iraq
The Strategic Response Plan 2014–2015 for Iraq, launched on Thursday 23 October, appeals for a total of US$ 2.2 billion to cover the provision of critical humanitarian aid for displaced populations in Iraq, of which US$ 187 million is urgently required for health.
WHO and Health Sector funding status for 2014 Strategic Response Plans and other appeals
Guidelines for donors
- WHO Guidelines for drug donations [pdf 72kb]
- Be a Better Donor: Practical Recommendations for Humanitarian Aid [pdf, 1.74BM]
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.