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Haiti : Emergency Relief Response Fund - 2012 Annual Report [EN]

Executive Summary

During 2012, the ERRF did not receive any contributions, except for the transfer of remnant funds from the old Recovery and Reconciliation Fund (RRF Haiti) in the amount of $406,167.47.

Early in 2012, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) had decided to close down the Fund. Therefore, no resource mobilization efforts were made during the year. The focus of the ERRF was on maximizing the use of the remaining balance ($2.3 million) for cholera response, as well as on making sure that all projects were timely and fully closed before phasing out.

However, towards the end of the year, the Humanitarian Coordinator appealed to the donor community to consider the possibility of supporting the continuation of the ERRF beyond 2012, considering the devastating impact of tropical cyclones Isaac and Sandy, the overall fragility of vulnerable population and the steep reduction in humanitarian funding for Haiti.

Funds allocated in 2012 were earmarked for cholera response activities, including institutional capacity building and community mobilization for hygiene and prevention activities.

Thus, the ERRF funded seven projects with a combined value of $1.4 million, including 4 projects in the Health sector ($732,164.50) and 3 in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) ($707,636.00).

Funds were allocated to three UN Agencies and IOM, ($896,656), two international NGOs ($404,205) and one national NGO ($138,939.50).

Interventions targeted the cholera affected departments of Artibonite and West, while a country wide project to build national capacities in epidemiological surveillance was also funded.

In 2012, ERRF funds benefited 610,000 persons.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Dec 2012
Document type: 
Annual Report
Humanitarian Assistance