OCHA Somalia, Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
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.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Emergency and relief
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||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 500’000|
Phase 7 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012 (Completed)