The Haiti Emergency Relief Response Fund (ERRF Haiti) was established in 2008 (as RRF) and was an essential tool to kick start critical activities in the 2008 Hurricane Season. Its budget dramatically increased following the 12 January 2010 earthquake, exceeding $80 million.
The ERRF is an un-earmarked pooled funding mechanism for Haiti managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti, on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC).
Its aims to provide rapid and flexible funding to in-country actors to address urgent and unforeseen humanitarian needs in Haiti. The ERRF is not intended to respond outside the humanitarian scope including to chronic problems that are better addressed through more predictable funding channels. Nor is the ERRF intended to serve as the primary means of response, but rather as additional funding to initiate, accelerate, enhance or complement the overall emergency response.
Since its inception in 2007 to December 2012, the ERRF Haiti has funded 98 projects for US$ 83,412,375,65.