Support the UN Humanitarian Country-Based Pooled Funds
Emergency Response Funds (ERFs) were established from 1997 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to provide rapid and flexible funding to address gaps in humanitarian needs. They are usually established to meet unforeseen needs. ERFs increase opportunities for national and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to respond to needs in areas where international NGOs face access challenges due to security or political constraints.
Common Humanitarian Funds (CHF) were established from 2006 by UNOCHA to provide early and predictable funding to NGOs and UN agencies for response to critical humanitarian needs. CHFs enable the Humanitarian Coordinator and the Humanitarian Country Teams to swiftly allocate resources to priority life-saving projects. CHFs are increasingly supporting NGOs.
Support the relief effort by donating to the United Nations Emergency Response Funds and Common Humanitarian Funds. These mechanisms provide NGOs and UN agencies with rapid and flexible funding to respond to unforeseen humanitarian emergencies and help the most vulnerable people.