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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.

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