Syria Emergency Response Fund
The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) for Syria was established by mid-2012 to support humanitarian response inside Syria and the neighbouring countries, under the leadership of the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator. The objective of the Syria ERF is to mobilize and channel resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and the neighbouring countries. [View ERF infographic: English - Arabic]
The ERF has played an important role in enhancing local NGOs to work in hard-to-reach conflict areas, thus expanding humanitarian coverage. The Fund is also supporting the logistics working group to facilitate the delivery of assistance in such difficult areas.
The Syria ERF has received US$72 million in pledges and contributions (as of 20 January 2013). The funds are allocated to national and international NGOs, UN agencies, and the Red Cross. So far, ERF funding in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan has benefited 7 million people since the Fund was established in mid-2012.
The Fund was initiated with the generous support of Germany, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Australia, Spain, Luxembourg, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Romania and private donors. Current donors to the ERF include Kuwait, Belgium, Morocco, Ireland, Indonesia, Colombia, Georgia, Mongolia, and Montenegro.
Support the Syria ERF - How to Help
- Contributions from UN Member States and Observer Missions.
Contributions from the private sector and individuals please donate through the UN Foundation.
News and Funding Updates
Click here for up-to-date information on contributions to the Syria ERF and project allocations to implementing partners.
|ToR of the Fund|
|Global ERF Guidelines|
|Syria ERF Strategy Paper June - December 2013|
|2014 ERF Monthly Updates|
|2013 ERF Monthly Updates|