Indonesia: Humanitarian Response Fund Final Report


The Humanitarian Response Fund (earlier called Emergency Response Fund) mechanism was introduced in Indonesia in 2001 to address emergency needs, by providing humanitarian NGOs, including national NGOs, with a rapid and flexible funding mechanism to meet short-term emergency priorities in vulnerable communities. Between 2001 and 2004, the Fund was mainly used to support various emergency response projects in post-conflict areas in Aceh, Maluku, North Maluku, Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan provinces. Since 2005, the HRF has primarily served to respond to natural disasters across the country. With the increased capacity of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to manage disasters, the conditions necessitating the HRF’s existence were no longer in place, and the Fund closed in 2014.


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