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Financial tracking

The Financial Tracking Service (FTS), managed by OCHA, has been tracking global humanitarian aid flow since 1992; FTS is an on-line, real-time database of humanitarian funding needs and international contributions. The goal of FTS is to improve resource allocation decisions and advocacy by clearly indicating to what extent people in crisis receive humanitarian aid, and in what proportion to needs.  By highlighting who is funding what where, FTS contributes to accountability and transparency for humanitarian action. FTS can be reached at

Pooled Funds

OCHA manages three types of pooled funds for the rapid provision of assistance in humanitarian emergencies. These mechanisms, which are funded by the voluntary contributions of over 126 countries and private sector donors, have since their creation disbursed billions of dollars in aid to millions of people in dire need in over 85 countries. There are three types of pooled funds:

  • Central Emergency Response Fund(CERF): a global pooled fund that provides rapid initial funding for life-saving assistance at the onset of humanitarian crisis, and critical support for poorly funded, essential humanitarian response operations.
  • Common Humanitarian Funds(CHFs): country-based pooled funds;that provide early and predictable funding to NGOs and UN agencies for their response to critical humanitarian needs.
  • Emergency Response Funds (ERFs): country-based pooled funds established to meet unforeseen needs and address critical gaps in humanitarian response.