Pakistan ERF Update Issue 08 | October – December 2013

ERF scales up support to vulnerable people

Donors’ contributions to the Fund in 2013 increased by 77 per cent

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in Pakistan has enhanced its support to people in need of humanitarian assistance across Pakistan, thanks to a 77 per cent increase in donor contributions in 2013.

In 2013, the Fund allocated $13.2 million to 78 projects targeting 4 million people in need after receiving $10 million from Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in 2013 with a carry-over of approximately $5.8 million from 2012.

About 54 per cent of these projects are already complete, while the rest will conclude by the third quarter of 2014. The largest allocations were granted to Shelter/Non-Food Item (26 per cent), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (24 per cent), and Food Security (23 per cent) clusters. About 56 per cent of the funds were allocated to national or local non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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