Myanmar Emergency Response Fund

Overview

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) for Myanmar is a multi-donor pooled fund under the responsibility of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) established in 2007. The Fund’s main objective is to support and improve humanitarian response to urgent needs of people residing in, or in the proximity of, conflict-affected, and hard-to-each areas, and confronted with hardship situations such as internal displacement. In November 2012, its coverage was expanded to include Rakhine State in view of the acute humanitarian needs resulting from inter-communal conflict.

The Myanmar ERF has received US$8.2 million in contributions (as of 9 April 2013). The funds are allocated to national and international NGOs. The Myanmar ERF was created with the generous contribution of the United Kingdom. Other current donors to the Fund include Sweden and Australia.

The Fund’s Advisory Board, chaired by the Humanitarian Coordinator allocates funds to prioritized projects, implemented by national and international partners in cooperation with community-based organizations and faith-based groups. OCHA Myanmar is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund, including the identification of new partners and projects, fundraising, disbursements as well as secretariat to the Advisory Board.

News and Funding Updates

Click here for up-to-date information on contributions to the Myanmar ERF and project allocations to implementing partners.

 

Resources
Global ERF Guidelines
Humanitarian Multi-Stakeholder Fund (HMSF) - the ERF for Myanmar

 

Contacts

Mr. James Weatherill
ERF Manager, OCHA Myanmar
E-mail: weatherill@un.org