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CHF Afghanistan - Terms of Reference

The Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) covers the activities of the UN Agencies, IOM and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), which participate in the nation-wide coordination structures, facilitated by OCHA in close consultation with Government authorities. The CHAP breaks the humanitarian program cycle down into distinct but inter-connected processes: the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), an empirical, credible and quantified needs-based prioritization of humanitarian needs and the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) which outlines the national-level cluster priorities for humanitarian response. These two components drive the programmatic and operational goals for the delivery of humanitarian and emergency assistance in Afghanistan and include a comparison of vulnerability and needs at the national level, a Risk Registry listing the most common conflict and natural-disaster related incidents by geographic area, and objectives and indicators to measure progress and a selection of supporting humanitarian projects. Given the existence of the CHAP and considering its role in supporting the main aims of humanitarian reform including relevant and predictable funding, a number of donors and the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Afghanistan, in consultation with UN Agencies, IOM and the NGO community, have agreed to establish a Pooled Fund mechanism, the Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund (hereinafter “Afghanistan CHF”) for channeling donor contributions towards principled, prioritized humanitarian needs.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Jan 2014
Document type: 
Policy and Guidance
Humanitarian Financing