FTS Fact Sheet

FTS aims to present a complete picture of all international humanitarian funding flows. Since 1992, it has collected reports on humanitarian funding flows submitted by Government donors, UN-administered funds, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners, including the private sector.

FTS verifies and combines these reports using a consistent methodology, ensuring that data is fully comparable and presented as a seamless whole. FTS is continuously updated and provides:

  • visibility on financial contributions to humanitarian activities
  • a timely and continuously updated picture of funding flows between donors (government and private sector) and recipient organizations (e.g. UN agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and NGOs)
  • timely monitoring of funding progress against humanitarian response plan and appeal requirements.

FTS supports the transparency and accountability of the humanitarian system and facilitates resource mobilisation: it informs real-time decision-making at both national and global levels across all humanitarian emergencies and actors, focusing not just on contributions but also on the allocation and use of funds.

Established in 1992 as a follow-up to UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182, FTS is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The FTS team is part of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle Information Services Unit (HPC-IS), which is located within OCHA's Programme Support Branch (PSB), Geneva.

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How FTS Works

Why we need FTS

FAQs about FTS