OCHA Somalia, Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)

Project completed

The Common humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a relevant funding mechanism in light of UN harmonization as well as in light of the complex situation in Somalia to deliver aid in a timely and strategic manner. The CHF is one of the most important funding mechanisms for Somali NGOs, and the fourth-largest humanitarian funding channel for Somalia overall. The CHF will ensure that strategic and flexible funding is available for key actors who continue to have access and the capacity to scale up programs. Thus, operational NGOs will benefit from the CHF strategic allocation.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Emergency and relief
01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012
CHF  500’000
Target groups

The second standard allocation will also focus on beneficiaries located in the South, with a focus on areas that were declared in famine in the latter half of 2011.


Results from previous phases:  

In 2011, 5.6 million beneficiaries (overlapping figures across clusters) were targeted. The CHF has strengthened coordination, CAP participation and the cluster system. In 2012 so far -$90 million USD have been contributed to the CHF of which $36.7 mill were disbursed to 64 projects in the 1st allocation, and $4.6 mill were used in the emergency reserve, with the balance available for the second allocation

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    500’000
Project phases Phase 12 15.03.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 11 15.04.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 10 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 9 01.07.2014 - 30.06.2015   (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)

Phase 7 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)