Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund

The Iraq Humanitarian Pooled fund (IHPF) is a pooled fund led by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and managed by OCHA. Established in June 2015, the IHPF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), while retaining flexibility to allocate funds to un foreseen emergency needs and critical gaps as they emerge. In 2016, the military offensives to retake Fallujah and Mosul, has led to an influx in displacements and an increasing need for humanitarian preparedness and response.

Contributors to the IHPF include the governments of United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, United States, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Australia and Canada.

The four main objectives of the IHPF are to:

  1. Support life-saving and life sustaining activities while filling critical funding gaps;
  2. Promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles;
  3. Strengthen coordination and leadership primarily through the function of the HC and by leveraging the cluster system;
  4. Improve the relevance and coherence of humanitarian response by strategically funding priorities as   identified under the HRP.

The IHPF has in total allocated approximately USD 110 million in emergency assistance addressing sectoral needs related to conflict and displacement. In 2015, the IHPF allocated approximately USD 23 million supporting 26 partners and 39 projects. In 2016, IHPF has allocated USD 88,3 million (USD 44,7 million to Mosul preparedness and response) supporting 55 partners and 135 projects in shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI), WASH, health, food security, protection, education, Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), Emergency Livelihoods and Social Cohesions (ELSC) and Coordination and support Services (CSS).