Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 May 2014

CLUSTERS AND PROJECTS IN THE CRISIS RESPONSE PLAN

The Plan comprises the humanitarian programmes of 125 non-governmental organizations and 11 UN agencies.
If you wish to sponsor a specific project or organization, visit goo.gl/PYfoDf for detailed information on all partners and projects. We urge donors to make cash donations. If you can only consider in-kind contributions, please contact demuyser-boucher@un.org

COMMON HUMANITARIAN FUND SOUTH SUDAN

The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for South Sudan was set up in 2012. It is a local pooled fund that supports the allocation and disbursement of joint donor resources on the ground to meet the most critical needs. Since 2012, more than $260 million have been disbursed through the CHF South Sudan.
The CHF has allocated close to $63 million since December. Seven UN agencies, 40 international NGOs and 11 national NGOs have received CHF funding. In 2014, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway,
Sweden and the UK have contributed. There are currently no funds available for further allocations. New contributions are essential. Visit tinyurl.com/k4659pt to contribute directly or tinyurl.com/chfssd2014 for more info.

CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is a global pooled fund which saves lives by providing rapid resources. It can be used to boost support for critically underfunded emergencies. In order to maintain the CERF's readiness to respond rapidly and its flexibility for meeting gaps, contributions to the fund cannot be tied to a particular country.
So far this year, South Sudan has met all the requirements for CERF grants and $30.3 million from the Fund have already been directed to programmes improving health, nutrition, logistics, security and camp management. CERF funding was also disbursed to address needs of South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda ($6.9 million); Sudan ($6.5 million); Ethiopia ($6 million) and Kenya ($4.6 million).
Information about how member States, private organizations and individuals can contribute towards the CERF can be found at unocha.org/cerf/our-donors/how-donate

REGISTERING AND RECOGNIZING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

OCHA records all humanitarian contributions (cash, private, bilateral, multilateral, in-kind) through its Financial Tracking Service (FTS). It aims to give all donors due credit and visibility for their generosity, and to show the running total of current funding and resource gaps for each emergency. For the sake of accurate reporting, we ask you to take a moment to register your contributions: either with an email to fts@un.org, or through the online contribution report form at fts.unocha.org. Updates on funding for South Sudan can found at goo.gl/MbvLHM

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