G8 Gleneagles Africa Statement

Sectors : Humanitarian assistance
Organisation : G8
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“12. We will work urgently with other partners to improve the timeliness, predictability, effectiveness and availability of humanitarian assistance by:

(a) Helping to fund sufficiently the urgent needs of millions of Africans caught up in the humanitarian emergencies identified by the UN in Africa, especially in the so-called ‘forgotten humanitarian crises’, so that coordinated emergency funding is available in time to save lives at risk.

(b) Working with the UN to improve the tracking, reporting, and co-ordination of the resources provided for humanitarian emergencies.

(c) Supporting the UNSG’s work to strengthen the international humanitarian response system. The G8 members are working with the Secretary General to improve the speed of response, efficiency, responsibility, accountability and transparency of humanitarian assistance operations on the ground, while respecting the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence of humanitarian assistance.

(d) Working with the African Union to promote the increased engagement of African Governments to ensure that there is safe and unimpeded access to the population for humanitarian personnel, and to support, address and resolve humanitarian crises.”