About the Fund

Overview and Objectives

The Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a pooled funding mechanism established in 2014 for humanitarian activities in Afghanistan. Under the overall authority of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), it is intended to give the HC greater ability to target funds to the most critical humanitarian needs, and enable efficient, rapid response to unforeseen circumstances.

Only humanitarian projects responding to needs as they are identified in the Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) are eligible for CHF funding. The CHAP outlines the annual strategic and operational plan for the UN and partners' assistance in Afghanistan and is developed in consultation with humanitarian clusters operating in the country.

The Afghanistan CHF has four main objectives:

  1. Promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles.
  2. Improve  the  relevance  and  coherence  of  humanitarian  response  by  strategically funding assessed humanitarian action as identified in the CHAP process.
  3. Strengthen coordination and leadership, primarily through the cluster system and function of the HC.
  4. Support and strengthen priority clusters and regional priorities in accordance with identified needs.

The Afghanistan CHF is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

Resources
CHF Afghanistan - A Guide to Giving
Basic Facts about the CHF