Humanitarian Health Action

Donor centre

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.

2015 Overview of Global Humanitarian Response

News 2014

  • 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.

  • October 2014

    WHO and Health Sector funding status for 2014 Strategic Response Plans and other appeals


Guidelines for donors

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.

WHO Grade 3 Emergencies contributions and pledges

Country fact sheets

Consolidated information (by country) on crises and their effects on a country including the health situation, health priorities, WHO/health partners response and funding requirements.

Events