Sahel Humanitarian Response Plan 2014 - Guide to Giving

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Jan 2014

Contributing to individual emergencies and strategic response plans

To access each country’s humanitarian needs overview and strategic response plan, and donate directly towards these strategies, view the Sahel Country pages on the OCHA/CAP website. Each country’s plan has links to on-line information on the participating organizations and their contacts for donations.

Donating through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

OCHA manages a worldwide emergency stand-by fund which saves lives by providing rapid initial funding for life-saving actions at the onset of emergencies, plus critical support for poorly funded, essential humanitarian response operations in protracted crises. Find out more about the CERF and how to donate by visiting:

In-kind relief aid

The United Nations urges donors to make cash rather than in-kind donations, for maximum speed and flexibility, and to ensure the aid materials that are most needed.
If you can only consider in-kind contributions in response to disasters and emergencies, please contact:

Counting your contributions

OCHA manages the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) which records all humanitarian contributions (cash, in-kind, multilateral and bilateral) to emergencies. It aims to give due credit and visibility to donors for their generosity, and also to show the running total of current funding and remaining resource gaps.

Please report your contributions to or through the on-line contribution report form at

FTS tables are updated on-line daily. Please click here for real-time updates on funding to meet the requirements of the Sahel strategic response plans for 2014, and remaining resource gaps:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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