Press Releases

08 Jul 2015
Pakistan: Fact Sheet: Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Pakistan (June 2015)

Key Facts

  • As of 29 May 2015, humanitarian partners have completed 274 projects; 10 projects are ongoing.

  • Since August 2010, more than US$56 million have been allocated for humanitarian projects, assisting more than 5.6 million people.  More than 97 per cent of funds were allocated to NGOs with 56 per cent going to national NGOs. ERF is the key humanitarian funding window for many Pakistani NGOs.

  • More than...

11 May 2015
Pakistan: United Nations convenes Donor Briefing on returns

(Islamabad/New York, 11 May 2015): The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened a humanitarian donors meeting to update the international donor community on the overall situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Donors were appraised on the progress of the returns process and the needs of the returning population. The returns started in March this year in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, and...

13 Feb 2015
Pakistan: UN Humanitarian Team visits displaced people in Khyber Paktunkhwa

(Islamabad, 31 January 2015): A team from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) met with a cross section of displaced people from South and North Waziristan to gain firsthand knowledge of their needs and living conditions.

A three-day visit led by Mr. George Khoury, Country Director, OCHA Pakistan, visited Dera Ismail Khan where displaced people have been living, some for more than seven years. The team also visited Bannu,...

10 Feb 2015
Pakistan: Fact Sheet: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) 2007-2014 Pakistan - February 2015

Since 2007, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$182 million to support the humanitarian response in Pakistan to provide life-saving activities in natural disasters and the complex emergency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CERF proposals and priorities are developed within the humanitarian clusters/sectors mechanism.

Pakistan is the fifth largest overall CERF funding recipient and the third largest recipient from...

26 Dec 2014
Pakistan: Fact Sheet: Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Pakistan (January 2015)

Key Facts

As of 01 November 2014, humanitarian partners have completed 232 projects; 38 projects are ongoing.
Since August 2010, more than US$ 56 million have been allocated for humanitarian projects, assisting more than 5.6 million people.

More than 97 % funds were allocated to NGOs with 56% going to national NGOs. The ERF is the key humanitarian funding window for many Pakistani humanitarian NGOs.

More than 75 % projects...