What do we do?
Chronic crises and sudden-onset emergencies demand coordinated and cost-effective responses, but humanitarian funding can be fragmented, onerous and, at times, wasteful. This is a particular danger for a small donor, like JOA, without much of a global presence. By providing funding to organisations that adhere to the highest standards of quality, reporting and accountability, we can ensure a swift, efficient and effective on the ground response can be deployed. Our humanitarian aid literally saves lives.
How do we do it?
At JOA, we take our humanitarian funding seriously. It is allocated in line with established international principles of Good Humanitarian Donorship, and is guided by the four humanitarian principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. We work within the agreed international frameworks of humanitarian financing and support humanitarian action where it is needed, without discrimination between – or within – affected populations. To ensure our humanitarian financing is considered eligible Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), it flows only to countries and organisations on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) ODA recipient list – which is comprised of all low- and middle-income countries based on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.
Jersey Overseas Aid provides funding via the UN’s country based pooled funds (CBPFs) as well as the START Fund, a rapid financing mechanism managed by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), which provides support in sudden onset small-medium scale crises. These funding mechanisms and frameworks ensure Jersey’s aid reaches the best-placed local organisations, that have the skills, expertise and procedures in place to support those most affected by crises, while also contributing to improving the overall coordination of humanitarian responses.
For information about the Bailiff's Ukraine Appeal and Jersey's Ukraine response, visit the Ukraine Response page.