OCHA Reports Launch – 2021 CERF and Country-based Pooled Funds Annual Reports
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OCHA's pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) – rose to the challenge and collectively allocated a record-breaking $1.8 billion to 59 countries, making 2020 the fourth consecutive year with record-high allocation levels.

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In 2020 humanitarian needs rose to record levels, driven by conflict, climate change, and disease outbreaks, including the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted humanitarian responses around the world, exacerbating the alarming levels of existing humanitarian needs.

Against this unprecedented level of need and enabled by the generous support of donors, OCHA's pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) – rose to the challenge and collectively allocated a record-breaking $1.8 billion to 59 countries, making 2020 the fourth consecutive year with record-high allocation levels.

Objectives of the event:

  • Demonstrate the importance of the OCHA-managed pooled funds in saving the lives of people caught in humanitarian crises.
  • Galvanize increased commitment to the OCHA-managed pooled funds to ensure that they are fit to respond to the ever-growing humanitarian needs. In particular, the event will showcase CBPFs' and CERF's results in 2020 and their unique added-value in delivering life-saving aid targeting the most vulnerable.
  • Underline the critical role of the Funds in driving innovation to better address humanitarian challenges and promoting positive systematic change through their allocations.