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29 May 2017 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

15 Feb 2017 description

PHPF Reserve Allocation to Support

Return Intention Survey & Information campaigns

23 Nov 2016 description

ISLAMABAD (19 November, 2016): Upon conclusion of a two-day visit to North Waziristan Agency, Neil Buhne United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan said he was impressed by progress made in returning people earlier displaced from their homes, and by the extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction work undertaken by civilian and military authorities. But he was humbled by the work that remained to be done for the hundreds of thousands of people to return to a normal life.

03 Nov 2016 description

PHPF allocates US$7.4 million for FATA returns

Under the first standard allocation in 2016, the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) dispersed US$6 million for critical life-saving interventions to support return process in Kurram and Orakzai Agency. Some 323,853 returnees will receive assistance in shelter, health, education, WASH, protection and nutrition through 33 projects. Twenty one of these projects have already started. Approximately US$1.4 million is kept in reserve for an immediate respond to unforeseen emergencies.

02 Sep 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

16 Apr 2016 description

(Islamabad, 16 April 2016): The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan Mr. Neil Buhne concluded his two-day visit to Kurram Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas on Saturday, 16 April, 2016, accompanied by the acting Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Pakistan, Dr. Alexandra de Sousa.

19 Feb 2016 description

Mr. Neil Buhne, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan, and humanitarian donors representing Canada and Sweden respectively, visited return areas in Bara, Khyber Agency, on 18 February, 2016. The objective of the visit was to observe the delivery of humanitarian assistance to returnees and meet officials and implementing partners of the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) in order to identify any gaps in assistance which can be bridged with donor support.

18 Feb 2016 description

PHPF allocates US$ 5 million to support returns

With support from the Department for International Development (DFID) and Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) has allocated US$5 million to support families returning to South Waziristan and Orakzai Agency during the month of November 2015. Some 288,703 returnees will receive assistance in terms of shelter, health, education and livelihood support through15 projects.

03 Feb 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

29 Oct 2015 description

(Islamabad, 29 October 2015): The United Nations team in Pakistan offers our deepest sympathies to all those that have been affected by the Badakshan earthquake. This event is made more poignant occurring so soon after the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Kashmir earthquake, which claimed ten of thousands of lives in 2005. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said his thoughts and those of the international community are with the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan, as are those of the humanitarian community; both within Pakistan and around the world.

12 Oct 2015 description

Pakistan remains among the most disaster-prone countries, with a history of humanitarian emergencies caused by floods, drought, cyclones, earthquakes, crises and insecurity.

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency, as an adjunct to other funding streams.

PHPFs allow Humanitarian Country Teams—who are best informed of the situation on the ground—to swiftly allocate resources where they are most needed.

09 Oct 2015 description

(Islamabad/New York, 8 October 2015): The Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Mr. John Ging, concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan, accompanied by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (designate) for Pakistan Mr. Neil Buhne, and the Head of OCHA Pakistan Mr. George Khoury.

08 Jul 2015 description

Key Facts

  • As of 29 May 2015, humanitarian partners have completed 274 projects; 10 projects are ongoing.

  • Since August 2010, more than US$56 million have been allocated for humanitarian projects, assisting more than 5.6 million people.  More than 97 per cent of funds were allocated to NGOs with 56 per cent going to national NGOs. ERF is the key humanitarian funding window for many Pakistani NGOs.

11 May 2015 description

(Islamabad/New York, 11 May 2015): The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened a humanitarian donors meeting to update the international donor community on the overall situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

13 Feb 2015 description

(Islamabad, 31 January 2015): A team from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) met with a cross section of displaced people from South and North Waziristan to gain firsthand knowledge of their needs and living conditions.

10 Feb 2015 description

Since 2007, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$182 million to support the humanitarian response in Pakistan to provide life-saving activities in natural disasters and the complex emergency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CERF proposals and priorities are developed within the humanitarian clusters/sectors mechanism.

26 Dec 2014 description

Key Facts

As of 01 November 2014, humanitarian partners have completed 232 projects; 38 projects are ongoing.
Since August 2010, more than US$ 56 million have been allocated for humanitarian projects, assisting more than 5.6 million people.

More than 97 % funds were allocated to NGOs with 56% going to national NGOs. The ERF is the key humanitarian funding window for many Pakistani humanitarian NGOs.

08 May 2014 description

(Islamabad/New York, 08 May 2014): UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang concluded her mission to Pakistan today, stressing the need for more support to millions of people affected by insecurity, natural disasters and chronic malnutrition in the country.

Ms. Kang visited the Jalozai Camp for displaced people in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which hosts an estimated 32,000 people displaced by insecurity. She met families who have been displaced for years, many still waiting to return home.

17 Apr 2014 description

(Islamabad, 10 April 2014): The United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$9.5 million (920 million Pakistani rupees) to help meet the needs of the more than 1 million people who remain displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan due to insecurity.

The funding comes at a crucial time, as significant humanitarian needs remain in KP and FATA, yet aid agencies have limited resources to meet those needs.

03 Oct 2013 description

(Islamabad, 2 October 2013): More funds are urgently needed to continue critical humanitarian assistance for more than 1 million temporarily displaced people across north-western Pakistan due to insecurity since 2008, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan Timo Pakkala said today during a joint UN-Government mission to Kohat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).