Donor fatigue

Donor fatigue is a phenomenon in which people no longer donate to charities, although they have in the past.[1] On a larger scale, it can also refer to a slowness to act on the part of the international community or any other donor base in response to a humanitarian crisis or call-to-action.

TICAD was formed at a time when the international community’s interest in Africa was starting to wane, and donor fatigue was setting in.[2]
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1087: There was slow progress in the peace process, including implementing the Lusaka Protocol. The Council approved the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s recommendation to reduce the size of UNAVEM III during February 1997,[3] due to donor fatigue.[4]

See also[edit]

AIDS fatigue, when public health messages are ignored for similar reasons
Information fatigue
Voter fatigue, voting apathy related to too-frequent elections


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