OCHA Somalia, Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)

Projet terminé

The CHF is a pooled funding mechanism administered by OCHA to provide rapid and flexible funding to respond to humanitarian emergencies and priorities. In Somalia, local NGOs are some of the only agencies with access to many of the most vulnerable areas, and the CHF is one of their only mechanisms to access funding from international donors.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
01.07.2014 - 30.06.2015
CHF 1'900'000

In Somalia, an estimated 2.9 million people still require humanitarian aid. 857'000 people (majority internally displaced) are in Emergency and Crisis and require lifesaving assistance, while 2 million (a third of the population) struggle to meet minimal food requirements and are highly vulnerable to risks and shocks (FSNAU 2014). Additionally, mortality and malnutrition rates In Somalia remain among the highest in the world with an estimated 203,000 children under five who are acutely malnourished and in need of assistance. Key drivers of the crisis remain recurring droughts, conflict and political Instability, and lack of access to basic and social services. The UN and NGOs have been releasing a series of Early Warning reports that the situation in Somalia, particularly South Central, is likely to deteriorate over the next months unless Humanitarian Interventions are increased.


The aim of the CHF is to make humanitarian funding for Somalia more predictable, strategic and flexible. This will enable humanitarian partners to respond to a crisis without delay and in tum to improve the living circumstances of beneficiaries targeted by the recipient agencies.

Groupes cibles

People most in need of life saving interventions and assistance to stop erosion of their livelihoods. Data in project proposals are disaggregated according to gender (women, girls/boys).

Effets à moyen terme

In 2014 the CHF in Somalia aims to 1) Support Internally Displaced Persons (lOPS) and host communities through the provision of an integrated package of basic services. 2) Ensure action to address chronic humanitarian crises/disasters which includes community led initiatives to anticipate, mitigate, cope and overcome risks as well as ensure longer term mitigation measures. 3) They will prioritize support to common services Including projects under enabling programs clusters in the CAP.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Key outputs are formulated by each agency and organization submitting a proposal to the CHF. In Somalia, the CHF aims to deliver aid to persons most in need (needs-based approach) and aims at supporting underfunded clusters and bridging gaps in funding.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Since its inception in 2010, the CHF has disbursed a total of 289 million USD through its standard allocations as well as emergency reserve window.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement
  • Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination de l’assistance humanitaire

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

The contribution to CHF is part of the overall response of SDC targeting the most affected areas and complementing contributions to UN agencies, international and Swiss NGOs. Additionally, pooled­ funding mechanisms unable us to support local NGOs which we would not have the capacity to support otherwise.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'900'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   1'900'015
Phases du projet Phase 12 15.03.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 11 15.04.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 10 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.07.2014 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)