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 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) are eligible for CHF funding. The HRP 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 HRP 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.

Additional information and resources on Country Based Pooled Funds can be found here: 


CHF Afghanistan - Factsheet 2016
CHF Afghanistan - Factsheet 2015
CHF Afghanistan - Annual Report 2014
CHF Presentation English - Dari - Pashto