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Haiti : ERRF Haiti - 2014 Annual Report [EN]


Maximizing the impact of a small fund

In 2014, the ERRF adopted a strategic approach focused on emergency response to the cholera epidemic and preparedness and response to disasters. It remained opened to unforeseen emergencies.

In order to maximize the impact of funding allocations with regard to cholera prevention and response, the fund organized coordination meetings and regular consultations with humanitarian donors such as the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and partners such as the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO), UNICEF and NGOs. Under strong guidance from the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the fund has also been used strategically in combination with the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

The fund received US$3 million from DFID and Sweden. According to the allocation strategy adopted at the end of 2013, the fund funded 15 projects for US$3.2 million in three sectors: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health and Nutrition.

Given the continued funding gap regarding small mitigation works in high-risk communes, the fund was used to support community alert systems and risk mitigation works in the West, Artibonite and Grande-Anse Departments for US$1 million.

The fund covered key gaps in the cholera response mainly in the West, Artibonite, Centre, North, North-East and North-West Departments through four projects for US$0.9 million. The projects aimed at cutting the chain of transmission of cholera in high risk areas and at reducing institutional and community morbidity and mortality.

Following a funding gap in the nutrition sector, the HC agreed to special allocation to six projects for US$1.1 million in the West, South, South-East, Artibonite, North and North-West Departments. The main recipients were national NGOs.

Projects funded in this sector reached an estimated 273,432 people, including 121,074 women, 63,546 men and 88,812 children.

Prioritizing NGOs

Globally, NGOs received US$2.3 million to implement 12 projects, representing 76 per cent of funds, of which national NGOs received US$1.5 million to implement eight projects, representing 48 per cent of funds. UN Agencies and IOM received US$0.7 million for three projects, equivalent to 24 per cent of funds allocated in 2014.

Strengthening risk management

OCHA organized a workshop aimed to discuss the management of risks in the country based on the humanitarian and political context. Participants identified around 14 risks, analyzed, ranked them and proposed mitigation measures.

Following this workshop, the ERRF secretariat drafted the “Risk management framework” according to the guidelines from FCS.

Furthermore the Fund Manager reinforced monitoring activities. He visited nine of the 12 NGOs projects in 2014. The other three projects could not be monitored in 2014 since they were funded in December 2014. The fund also covered the audit of six projects. Another patch of six projects is under process.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
03 Mar 2015
Document type: 
Annual Report
Humanitarian Assistance