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GHA Report 2009 Humanitarian donor profiles

Australia’s total official humanitarian assistance expenditure, 2007

Australia Multilateral (totally unearmarked)


UN agencies/EC
Bilateral (lightly to totally earmarked)
CERF Pooled funding Other
Total

Australia was the 15th largest DAC donor of humanitarian aid by volume in 2007. CHF ERF
Its bilateral and multilateral contributions totalled US$163 million – or 1.9% of
US$m 12 9 0 0 142 163
the collective DAC total. Overall volumes fell by 28.3% between 2006 and 2007,
% total 7.6% 5.4% 0.0% 0.0% 87.0% 100.0%
but preliminary DAC data suggests that bilateral contributions alone could rise to
US$267 million in 2008. CHFs in 2007 relate to DRC and Sudan. The ERFs included in the data reported here are CAR, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia and Zimbabwe

In 2007, total humanitarian assistance expenditure accounted for 6.8% of


Australia’s total ODA (excluding debt relief ) – a declining share of a growing Total official humanitarian share of
Australia’s total ODA (excluding debt
aid budget. relief ), 2007 Top 10 recipients of Australia’s total official Australia is the 10th
humanitarian assistance expenditure, 2007 largest contributor to the
Traditionally, much of Australia’s humanitarian assistance has focused on crises in CERF. In 2007, its US$9m
the Asia Pacific region. However, as can be seen from its official contributions in
2007, and support for UN CAP appeals in 2007 and 2008, funding has also been
allocated to the Middle East and Africa.
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contribution accounted
for 5.4% of its total
official humanitarian
US$163m

US$ million (constant 2007 prices)

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35 expenditure Australia’s total official

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Australia was a founding member of GHD in 2003 and has had a domestic 30 humanitarian expenditure,
implementation plan since 2004. Its Humanitarian Action Policy (HAP) – last
produced in January 2005 – aims to be in alignment with GHD principles. Australia’s 25 2007
humanitarian programme was peer reviewed in December 2008. 20
7%
US$8

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www.ausaid.gov.au/publications/pdf/humanitarian_policy.pdf 15

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www.oecd.org/dataoecd/38/29/42019772.pdf 10

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Imputed CERF
Amount contributed by each

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4
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Total official humanitarian
0 assistance allocable by country Australian citizen to total
official humanitarian

Other countries
Afghanistan
Iraq
Occ. Palestinian Ter.
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Timor-Leste
Korea, Dem. Rep.
assistance, 2007
Australia’s total official humanitarian assistance expenditure 2000-2008

-28.3%
Sudan was the sixth
largest recipient of
450 Total official humanitarian Australia’s official
expenditure
humanitarian assistance in
400
2007 and also its top UN
Change in Australia’s total
US$ million (constant 2007 prices)

Multilateral (UN agencies)


350 CAP appeal recipient, official humanitarian
Bilateral accounting for 15.8% of its expenditure, 2006-2007
252

300 Top recipient of Australia’s flash and reported expenditure


227
224

250
consolidated appeal funding, 2007 through the FTS in 2007
Afghanistan was the largest single
180

0.02%
167

163

recipient of Australia’s official


152

200
145

humanitarian assistance in 2007,


150 Sudan Work Plan (Humanitarian
accounting for 23.7% of the total allocable Action component) 15.8%
100
by country (including CERF) Share of Australian GNI spent
50
on total official humanitarian
0
assistance, 2007
Outside the CAP
2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008
(prelim)

57.1%
Data notes
Australia spent US$54m on eight
consolidated and flash appeals in 2008
Australia’s humanitarian expenditure, Although both relate to ‘humanitarian’
– this expenditure (referred to as ‘inside
reported through the FTS, 2006-2008 expenditure, FTS and DAC data are not
the CAP’) was equivalent to 19.5% of comparable. Reporting requirements and
See Data notes its bilateral humanitarian expenditure definitions are different. Some, all or none of a
in 2008 DAC donor’s official humanitarian expenditure
might be included in the FTS figures. In some
Top recipients of Australia’s flash and
instances, more might be reported in
133

150 consolidated appeal funding, 2008 humanitarian assistance through the FTS than
is included in OECD DAC data
100

125
US$ million

89

100 Analysis of official humanitarian assistance is


79 Myanmar 16.6% based on OECD DAC data (DAC1, 2a and CRS),
Myanmar was the largest recipient of Zimbabwe 10.8%
75 downloaded in April 2009. The data for 2008 is
62 57 Australia’s contributions to UN flash and Palestinian territory, occupied 6.6% preliminary and relates to bilateral humanitarian
50 consolidated appeal funding in 2008, Iraq2.9%
aid only. Full and final official data for 2008 will
accounting for 40.8% of the US$54m Sudan Work Plan 2.2%
25 Kenya 0.9% be published by the DAC in December 2009
funding ‘inside the CAP’ (or 16.6% of the
27 43 54 Georgia 0.4%
0 Total reported through the FTS total reported through the FTS) Uganda 0.4% Outside the CAP FTS data is published in real time on ReliefWeb
59.3% and was downloaded in April 2009.
2006

2007

2008

Other funding (‘outside the CAP’) Supplementary data on CERF and pooled funding
was downloaded from their respective sites
UN flash and consolidated
appeal funding (‘inside the CAP’)
May/June 2009

All data is expressed in current US$m unless


otherwise stated. Numbers may vary due to rounding

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