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Colombia: Colombia Humanitarian Fund (CHF) 2009-2018 Closing Document

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Introduction The Colombia Humanitarian Fund Closes at the end of 2018 after providing humanitarian assistance since 2009 and saving lives of the most vulnerable people and communities in the country. The Fund operated under the leadership of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. The objective of the Fund was to respond quickly to chronic and sudden humanitarian needs, caused by the effects of armed conflict and natural disasters. The programmatic approach of the Fund was to support activities to save lives according to the Humanitarian Respond Plan. The Fund, was a pooled fund that received contributions from official cooperation sources, being Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland the main donors. From 2009 to 2018 CHF allocated more than USD $ 14M in approximately 13 departments, thanks to the support of Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. Through these funds it was possible to provide support to 243,439 beneficiaries (62,678 men, 54,931 children, 71,720 women and 54,110 girls) with the help of national NGOs (31% of the locations) international (64% of the locations) and UN Agencies (5 % of locations) during the last 9 years. In 2017, the Fund received a total contribution of USD $ 1.3M thanks to the support of Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, which facilitated the implementation of projects in La Guajira, Arauca, Chocó, Nariño and Putumayo. National NGOs received 62% of the funds provided, while International NGOs received 38%. The CHF had 46 organizations that were eligible to apply to the Fund after carrying out a Capacity Assessment As part of the closing process, the Humanitarian Financing Unit in Colombia decided to carry out a series of workshops with as its acronym in Spanish), National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD as its acronym in Spanish) and the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation (APC as its acronym in Spanish) also, a series of interviews were conducted with the main donors of the Fund in order to document the added value of the Colombian Humanitarian F identify good practices and lessons learned. Some of the Implementing Partners of the Fund in recent years are: Fundación Acción contra el Hambre
Consejo Noruego para Refugiados
Federación Luterana Mundial
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Secretariado Diocesano de Pastoral Social
Sociedad Nacional de la Cruz Roja Colombiana
Fundación Halü Fundación Plan
Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo Corpomanigua
HelpAge International
Bensposta World Vision International


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