DONARE provides background information on humanitarian work and donations as well as humanitarian emergencies. Learn more about the world's most serious crises, which afflict many millions of people. Perhaps you are also concerned with other questions: Where are the forgotten crises of our time to be found? Or where does my donation money go? You can also get an overview of websites aimed at experts and insiders in the field of humanitarian aid, or investigate the question: Who is among the largest humanitarian donors in the world?
Worldwide, there are millions of people suffering in humanitarian crises. Many of these people are in urgent need of international assistance to survive. Most of these people suffer unnoticed by international news media coverage. DONARE would like to draw your attention to some of the world's worst humanitarian crises. You will find concise profiles of humanitarian emergencies around the globe on the following pages.
Donating and paying attention are closely linked. Around the world, there are millions of people suffering, far from the limelight, hidden from the eyes of the global public. Many of these people are in urgent need of international support to survive. Forgotten crises are humanitarian emergencies that do not make the international headlines and do not attract enough political attention, so that the people affected receive no or insufficient aid.
Where does your money go?
It depends on the organization, how much of your contribution goes into field and programme work as opposed to administrative and fundraising expenses. Here are some examples that may influence your decision on which organisation to donate to. Be aware the figures might be not fully comparable.
Websites for Experts and Professionals
Those who want to learn more about humanitarian work around the world can take a look at websites that are mainly used by professionals. DONARE has compiled an overview of websites and digital services aimed at experts and insiders in the field of humanitarian aid. Some of the humanitarian information services can also be helpful for journalists researching crisis situations.
The Largest Humanitarian Donors
Who is the world's largest humanitarian donor? From year to year, the figures vary on how much governments and supranational organizations contribute to emergency humanitarian aid worldwide. One country is contributing much more, while other governments keep a low profile. But there are also some stable trends over several years. Different calculations lead to slightly diverging results. DONARE's rankings are based on financial data provided by the United Nations.