Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund in Brief

Background to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund

Established in 2006, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) responds to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and outbreaks of diseases, as well as conflict-related crises. The EHF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs in the context of both the annual Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) and emerging unforeseen emergency needs.

Since its inception, the EHF has mobilized US$ 422.3 million and allocated $399.2 million to 677 projects through 58 partners, including United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

In 2016/2017, the EHF continued to play an important role as a timely and flexible financing mechanism, supporting the humanitarian community to achieve its goals by funding the most critical needs in response to the El Nino and the Indian Ocean Diapole driven droughts.
The EHF in 2017 allocated US$ 37.3 million supporting 59 multi-sectoral projects in partnership with 25 organizations. Thus far the Fund received funding from six donors namely Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom and United States of America. The German Government is the highest contributor to the Fund followed by the United Kingodom.

Currently, the EHF is organizing a standard allocation for $30 million following an inter-cluter proirotization exercise that identified the highest needs in the crucial lifesaving sectors.

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