The Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Fund (DRC HF), is a multi-donor country-based pooled fund that supports the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to address the most critical humanitarian needs and reach the most vulnerable people. Created in 2006, is one of the oldest Country Based Pooled Funds (CBPF) in the world.
The DRC HF strategy is based on the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and includes the promoting needs-based assistance in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence and international humanitarian law. The DRC HF has been essential for enabling timely, coordinated and effective humanitarian action due to its distinct comparative advantages namely, the unearmarked nature of the Fund; the established and functioning accountability systems; the integration within the existing coordination structures; and its flexibility. Over the last 10 years, the DRC HF has mobilized and allocated more than 1 billion USD through 1.334 projects, helping more than 70 million people. Currently, it is supporting 42 projects across the country reaching an estimated 1.5 million people.
The DRC HF operates with 3 different allocation modalities: First Emergency, Emergency, and Standard; envisaging implementation periods from 3 to 24 months depending on the nature of the crisis. Since its inception, the Fund has acquired great expertise in dealing with humanitarian needs regardless of the geographical areas and covering a broad scope of requirements. True to its mission, the DRC HF can disburse funds quickly, and with the flexibility to respond to new crises.