Contribution to UN COVID-19 Appeal Global Humanitarian Response Plan, April-December 2020

Established in 2005 as the UN’s global emergency response fund, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) pools contributions from donors around the world into a single fund allowing humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises hit. The CERF’s allocations from the Rapid Response Window for COVID-19 focus on supporting the Global Humanitarian Response Plan’s efforts in providing emergency relief assistance to those most at risk in the most vulnerable countries already with on-going humanitarian operations.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial
Asistencia humanitaria y RRC
Enfermedad infecciosa
Eficacia humanitaria
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2020
CHF  8’000’000

COVID-19 has a foothold across the globe and is now reaching countries that were already facing humanitarian crisis because of conflict, natural disasters and climate change. This is a global crisis that demands coordinated, decisive, and innovative action from the international community.

On 25 March, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched a USD 2 billion Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries in a bid to protect millions of people and stop the virus from circling back around the globe. To kick-start the GHRP, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) released an additional USD 60 million from CERF's Rapid Response Window. This brings the CERF’s support to humanitarian action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic up to USD 75 million.

Switzerland’s contribution to the CERF helps to ensure that the most critical and underfunded areas of the UN system receive support in a rapid and un-bureaucratic way.

Objetivos The Global Humanitarian Response Plan’s efforts in providing emergency relief assistance to those most at risk in the most vulnerable countries with already on-going humanitarian operations is effectively supported.
Grupos destinarios

Direct beneficiaries:

Most vulnerable people, including women and girls who are often disproportionately affected, refugees and internally displaced people, in most vulnerable countries already with on-going humanitarian operations.

Indirect beneficiaries:

UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and local institutions.

Efectos a medio plazo

-    The continuity of supply chains and transport of aid workers and relief goods are ensured; 

-    The spread of the pandemic amongst the most vulnerable population and countries is effectively contained;

-    Humanitarian assistance and protection to those most affected by the pandemic, including women and girls, refugees and internally displaced people are effectively delivered.


Resultados previstos:  

Food security and livelihoods - provision of:

-    life-saving food security assistance;

-    cash assistance;

-    Agriculture- and livestock-based livelihoods are protected through the distribution of seeds, animal feed and other agricultural inputs; 

-    Data on the impact of the pandemic on food value chains and agricultural system is collected.

Protection and Healthcare - provision of: 

-    life-saving health care and protection assistance; 

-    equipment and material for infection prevention and control; 

-    safe delivery and access to emergency obstetric and newborn care;

-    clinical management of rape, medical and psychosocial support services, family planning services and life-saving SGBV services; 

-    community engagement towards primary prevention, contact tracing and stigma reduction; 

-    life-saving multi-sector refugee assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and health assistance; 

-    core relief items including through cash-based transfers in congested camp settings; 

-    primary and secondary health care and water, sanitation and hygiene services;

Logistics - provision of:

-    common logistics services to ensure the continuity of life-saving humanitarian operations and health assistance.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

Early action and prevention:

-    The global outbreak of COVID-19 is contained through timely life-saving health, education and child protection assistance in vulnerable countries;

-    Continuity of services for health, education, nutrition and child protection services in vulnerable communities is ensured.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Ayuda humanitaria
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios

Otras contrapartes
Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores WFP, WHO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF and NGOs which contributed to the Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    8’000’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    8’000’000 Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF    60’000’000