OCHA Ethiopia, Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF)
HRF is widely recognized as the best performing of all Emergency Response Funds (ERF), as a flexible and rapid mechanism for non-food emergency humanitarian response (but includes nutrition) in Ethiopia. Since the inception of HRF in 2006, Switzerland is considered as one of its regular donors.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Results from previous phases:
The HRF has allocated more than US$ 52 million in 2011 in emergency assistance, addressing sectoral needs in major emergencies, stemming from hazards such as drought, floods and disease outbreaks, including complex emergencies such as displacement consequences. In order to address the most pressing cross-sectoral needs, the HRF has focused particular attention on emergency health, nutrition, water, sanitation, non-food items, and agriculture and livestock interventions, but also protection services (lOPs, stranded migrants). During the 1"1 semester 2012, HRF has already allocated more than US$ 26 million in response to priority sectoral and emergency gaps in nutrition, seeds and WASH. Unlike in 2011 and previous years, the HRF has little funds available after responding to the consequences of the crisis in 2011.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 600'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 600'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 31'600'000|
Phase 6 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012 (Completed)