Throughout the year, VOICE produces and disseminates key documents reflecting on humanitarian aid issues at EU level and from a NGO perspective. They are addressed to decision makers within the European institutions, NGO networks and other stakeholders of the humanitarian community, as well as to the VOICE members. Most of these documents are  produced by the VOICE Secretariat with the support of VOICE members.

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  • DANGEROUS GROUND,Syria’s refugees face an uncertain future

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, NGOs

    As the military situation changed in Syria, and against a backdrop of increased anti-refugee rhetoric and policies across the world, governments began in 2017 to openly contemplate the return of refugees to the country.
    In this report, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, CARE International, the International Rescue Committee and the Danish Refugee Council warn that the situation in Syria is far from safe, however, and that the prevailing interest in securing the return of refugees is undermining their safety and dignity in neighbouring countries, creating push factors and increasing the likelihood of forced returns in 2018. It also threatens to limit the options for making a life beyond the region through resettlement or other safe and legal routes.
  • The humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles: complementary approaches?

    Event reports

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Development, nexus

    Our report of the event on the humanitarian-development nexus and the humanitarian principles.
  • CARE Report: Suffering in Silence – Ten Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises in 2017

    Members' publications

    Tags: Access

    Natural disasters and conflicts make headlines – yet with the highest number of refugees since World War II and with an uptake and intensification of natural disasters in the past years, many major crises do not receive adequate media attention. Media reporting is key to raise public attention, which is important in many ways: it helps raise funds, it applies pressure on governments to change political action and develop policies, and it amplifies the voices of the many millions who have been affected by deadly disasters and brutal conflict.

    For the second time, CARE issued this report to shed light on forgotten crises which have received little to no attention last year. The report was launched in Geneva earlier this week by CARE Interim Secretary-General Laurie Lee, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and IRIN Director Heba Aly.
  • Care Report Men and boys in displacement: Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, Civil Protection, gender

    Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. However, the situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood. This report aims to address this information gap.

    With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, the report aims to provide a better understanding of the gendered impact of the refugee crisis on unaccompanied adolescent boys, aged 13 to 17, and men, single or living separately from their families; and to highlight actual and potential gaps in the humanitarian response. The report is based on a literature review, key informant interviews, and direct observation during a two-week mission in Greece. It presents recommendations for international and national humanitarian agencies, for donors, and for refugee-hosting governments.
  • NRC Report: Escaping war, where to next?

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, Access

  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Guatemala: Disaster Risk Reduction activities in Central America

    Members' publications

    Tags: DRR

    Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is understood as “the application of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk and manage residual risk, contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of disaster losses” (UNISDR).

    A new publication is the result of the joint cooperation of the Protestant organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, its Catholic counterpart Caritas Germany and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. It is based on the experiences gained from 2015 to 2017 in the project “Building resilience to disaster risk through emergency preparedness and disaster risk management in rural Maya communities in the Departments of Baja Verapaz, Quetzaltenango and Quiché, Guatemala”.
    The document compiles relevant information for DRR-projects in Central America in form of lessons learned and best practices, with the aim of benefiting projects to be designed in the coming years.
  • Final Report of the EU Aid Volunteers interim evaluation

    Tags: EU, NGOs, EU Aid Volunteers

    This is the final report of the EUAV interim evaluation that took place in 2017.
  • Partners' Conference 2017 - Speech of VOICE President - Nicolas Borsinger

    Speech delivered by Nicolas Borsinger, President of VOICE, on the 1st of December 2017 at the occasion of the Annual Partners' Conference organised by ECHO.
    Check against delivery.
  • 10 years of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid: 10 Achievements From An NGO Perspective

    Position paper

    Tags: Consensus, NGOs

    To celebrate this important statement for Humanitarian aid, we have highlighted the 10 main achievements of the Consensus implementation from an NGO perspective. 
  • CARE Report: Left behind: How the world is failing women and girls on refugee family reunion

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, gender

    This report, based on new research from Greece and elsewhere, highlights how the failure to provide safe and legal routes for refugees, in particular for family reunion, has gendered impacts on women and girls left stranded in countries of transit.
  • VOICE out loud 26 Exploring the humanitarian-development nexus


    Tags: Consensus, NGOs, Cash, Development, nexus

    In this edition of the VOICE Out Loud we have asked our members to explore the opportunities and challenges of the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • FPA WG meeting exchange with ECHO - 19 October 2017

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs, FPA, FPA Task Force

  • Education in Emergencies: ECHO operational guidance for HIP 2018

    FPA Watch Group

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs, FPA

    ECHO operational guidance for HIP 2018 on the implementation of Education in Emergencies activities
  • Current challenges in humanitarian action

    Members' publications

    Tags: Principles, NGOs, Access

    The conference aims to bring together different perspectives on current issues facing humanitarian aid worldwide. Through providing an academic forum for international and local entities engaged in humanitarian action, the conference enables the dynamic exchange between institutional, legal and practical perspectives of responding to challenges.
  • Oxfam/ONE/Save the Children/PLAN Joint Letter on EU budget 2018

    Members' publications
    As development aid is significantly affected by the cuts proposed to Heading IV of the 2018 Eu budget, Oxfam/ONE/Save the Children/PLAN wrote the following letter addressed to the Ministers of Finance of EU Member States. Members may wish to co-sign the letter.
  • VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force paper on the Localisation Worsktream

    Position paper

    Tags: EU, NGOs, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    The Localisation workstream in the Grand Bargain (GB) generates high expectations and enthusiasm and is expected to contribute significantly to the vision to “Leave No One Behind” as set in the Agenda for Humanity. Through this paper the Grand Bargain Task Force wishes to initiate a conversation with ECHO on localisation and to explore optimal approaches to achieving the 6 commitments of Workstream.
  • INGO Joint statement on closure of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports

    Members' publications

    Tags: Security, Principles, Access

  • Building climate change resilience for WASH services with efficient Disaster risk Reduction strategies

    Tags: DRR, Climate

    This event, organised by the working group " Emergency, Reconstruction, Development" of the French Water Partnership, will remind that, in a cotext of climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services are strongly impacted by natural disasters. This event will provide a state of play on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and present DRR practices implemented by humanitarian actors in the field of WASH.
  • VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force paper on Multiyear Planning and Funding

    Position paper

    Tags: EU, Funding, NGOs, Grand Bargain Task Force, Grand Bargain

    The purpose of this paper is to highlight through current practices and examples the interest for both ECHO and its partners in implementing a multiyear planning and funding approach and to demonstrate which current challenges could be overcome by doing so.
  • Background elements to VOICE answers - OPC ECHO Evaluation 2012-2016

    Studies and Briefing papers

    Tags: WHS, Consensus, Principles, NGOs, Access, Quality, Partnership, Grand Bargain, ECHO Evaluation 2017, Consortia

    Background elements to VOICE answers
    This document represents a compilation of the VOICE network’s positions during the period covered by the evaluation (2012-2016), to complement the collective answers provided in the Open Public Consultation questionnaire.
  • Principled humanitarian assistance of ECHO partners in Iraq

    Members' publications

    Tags: EU, Principles, Partnership

    Commissioned by NRC with the support of ECHO, this review takes an in-depth look at the extent to which humanitarian organisations that receive ECHO funding have incorporated the humanitarian principles in their strategy, decision-making, and practice in Iraq.
  • Global Hunger Index. The inequality of hunger

    Members' publications
    The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
  • Global Hunger Index: Report Synopses

    Members' publications
  • Global Hunger Index: Sierra Leone Case Study

    Members' publications
  • Global Hunger Index: Pakistan Case Study