UNOCHA - Emergency Response Fund for the oPt 2014

Progetto concluso

SDC financial contribution to the pooled Emergency Response Fund (ERF) managed by UNOCHA in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) will enable humanitarian actors to quickly respond to the humanitarian crisis erupting in the oPt mainly in Gaza Strip following the armed conflict of July 2014. This intervention is in line with SDC Cooperation Strategy 2010-2014 for the oPt to support Palestinians living in the oPt in asserting their rights and gain­ing improved access to quality basic services including relief assistance.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Autorità Palestinese
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Assistenza materiale
25.07.2014 - 31.12.2014
CHF 1'000'000

The humanitarian impact of armed conflict and continued Israeli occupation policies come against a backdrop of heightened vulnerability and instability in the oPt and in particular in Gaza because of the blockade.  Death, injuries and destruction of homes and public infrastructure is rising constantly requiring emergency intervention from the relative UN clusters in particular the health, Shelter, Water & Sanitation and the protection clusters.

The UN faces particular constraints to fully play its coordination and rights’ promotion and protection roles.


To provide effective, principled and rapid humanitarian response mechanism to address the emergency needs of vulnerable communities in the oPt by the Humanitarian Country Team which prevents the irrevocable loss of livelihoods, fills a well-defined funding gap while enhancing advocacy and protection activities

Gruppi target

The civilian population at large facing humanitarian risks and lacking protection in time of crisis.

Local and International organizations & decision-makers influencing humanitarian outcomes in the oPt.

HCT members & agencies (UN agencies, national and international NGOs)

Effetti a medio termine
  1. Palestinian women, men and children whose livelihood is at threat have access to urgent humanitarian aid.
  2. The Humanitarian Coordinator with the assistance of OCHA’s management role is strengthened to lead effective coordination of humanitarian action with improved preparedness and alignment with the priority needs identified by the SRP in order to promote coordinated response in a system-wide approach to “Delivering as One”
  3. The quality of emergency humanitarian response is enhanced

Risultati principali attesi:  

  1. Maintained crucial provision of basic humanitarian assistance and responses to prevent further deterioration in lives and livelihoods in the oPt
  2. Provided sufficient funding to support rapid responses needed during and after the ongoing armed conflict of 2012 as well at the onset of disasters and crisis before mainstream responses come on line (i.e. winter storm at the end of 2013).
  3. Strengthened an operational mechanism relevant to humanitarian advocacy and protection priorities. Almost 1.4 million people benefited from ERF funded projects in 2013 (19.5% girls, 21 % women, 19.5 boys and 40% men) with 21 projects funded for nearly US$ 4 million for intervention in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, mainly area C.

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

ERF has funded 93 projects since its establishment in 2007. The total amount of funds disbursed for these projects reached USD15 million.

The funded projects addressed emergency needs and/or filled critical gaps in Agriculture, Education, Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Health and Nutrition.

ERF has aligned its strategy with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) over the past five years, as a tool for the provision of flexible and predictable financing to promote greater effectiveness, accountability and partnership in humanitarian response.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite per il coordinamento degli affari umanitari

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'000'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   1'000'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 4 01.12.2015 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Fase 3 01.12.2014 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)

Fase 2 25.07.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.12.2012 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)