Under the UFE window, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocates funding to the least funded humanitarian emergencies. Twice a year, the CERF secretariat dentifies the most underfunded emergencies to support lifesaving humanitarian action in these forgotten places. Both qualitative, contextual information and an analysis of quantitative data on funding, severity, risk and vulnerability underlie the identification of these crises. The information is collected during a consultation process and from established data sources.
A. Planning figures
Amount: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) secretariat foresees approximately $150 million for the two underfunded emergencies rounds in 2018. This amount is based on CERF’s funding target of $450 million for the year and reflects the one-third provision for underfunded emergencies. For the first round in 2018, an amount of $100 million is planned, subject to availability of funds.