Common Humanitarian Fund: Sudan Interim Report, January - September 2009

Situation Report
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Prepared by the CHF Technical Unit (OCHA) and the CHF Fund Management Unit (UNDP)


The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) pools donor contributions into a single funding mechanism intended to address Sudan's critical humanitarian needs. Managed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, the Fund offers participants an opportunity to fulfil the principles of good humanitarian donorship through the provision of rapid, flexible support for priority needs, irrespective of other considerations. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator ensures that CHFsupported activities are in line with regional and sectoral priorities identified in the UN and Partners Humanitarian Work Plan for Sudan ("Work Plan"), as well as confirms that allocation decisions complement other humanitarian activities in Sudan.

Three CHF standard allocation rounds took place in 2009, in addition to nine emergency allocations from the CHF rapid response mechanism. This interim report describes activities from 1 January through 30 September 2009, covering the year's two initial rounds and the first three emergency allocations of the year. Altogether, CHF funding during the reporting period totalled US$95.6 million and supported 282 projects. By 30 September, the Fund was the third-largest individual source of funding for the Work Plan.

In examining the reporting period, this report provides an indicative overview of 2009 funding in comparison to previous years, as well as a summary of the processes that governed allocations. In so doing, the report offers a brief analysis of CHF decision making and administration during the reporting period and concludes with some thoughts on the way forward. Results of CHFfunded activities are reported on an annual basis and do not appear in the interim report.

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