Background to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund
Established in 2006, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) responds to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as droughts, floods 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 in 2006, the EHF has mobilized US$ 451.3 million and allocated $442.2 million to 720 projects through 59 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 $80.3 million supporting 102 multi-sectoral projects in partnership with 31 organizations. Thus far the Fund received funding from seven donors namely Germany, Ireland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.
USA is the highest contributor to the Fund followed by the Germany.
Currently, the EHF is finalizing applications received under the second round standard allocation issued for $44.7 million, following an intercluster proirotization exercise that identified the highest needs in the crucial lifesaving sectors.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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