Humanitarian Financing Overview

The regional Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) was established by the UN Humanitarian Chief in 2012 to respond to the escalating needs stemming from the Syria crisis. The regional Syria ERF supported humanitarian response inside Syria and in neighboring countries under the leadership of the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC). About US$80 million in funding was received, 50% of which was allocated to projects inside Syria and 50% addressing the needs in the affected neighboring countries.

In June 2014, considering the increased operational complexity and scale of the Syria crisis, the regional ERF was decentralized, and three separate country-based pooled funds (CBPFs) in SyriaJordan and Lebanon were set up.

The ERFs in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon are led and managed respectively by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria (HC) and the OCHA office in each country to support the delivery of country-led response plans. In addition, a pooled fund was created in Turkey focusing on funding cross-border projects, managed by the OCHA office in Gaziantep and led by the Deputy/Regional Humanitarian Coordinator in Turkey. The Jordan ERF may also fund cross-border projects.

The CBPFs in the region have been designed to support and align a comprehensive response to the Syria crisis by expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Regional Funding Map

Click on the map to see country-based humanitarian funds.

Disclaimer: The boundaries and names shown and the designation used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.


Humanitarian Funds in the Region