Latest Updates from the SRF
New Funds for East Chad
In response to the humanitarian crisis linked to the influx of Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad, the Board of the Sahel Regional Fund voted to extend its geographical coverage to include this area in its response programmes. This swift decision has enabled additional funds to be mobilised. Indeed, we are pleased to announce that FCDO has allocated an additional GBP 1 million to the Sahel Regional Fund for an emergency response in eastern Chad. These funds are being allocated to NGOs already mobilised in the area.
The Board also asked the fund's management unit to plan a new window of emergency humanitarian funding to continue supporting the response to this crisis through a call for projects. The Sahel Regional Fund is therefore calling on donors to mobilise the resources needed to launch this call for projects.
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UK announces nearly £40 million to provide vital food and water to West Africa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
ICVA Launch and Roundtable Discussion of the Pooled Funding at a Crossroads Report
In 28 June, ICVA co-hosted with Switzerland and HERE-Geneva the launch event for the “Pooled Funding at a Crossroads: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis” report. Following opening remarks by Switzerland and ICVA, an overview of the key findings of the research was presented by its authors, Marzia Montemurro and Elise Queguiner, before OCHA CBPF Section, A4EP and Sahel Regional Fund Manager to provided key remarks on the report. A discussion was held with participants to the event, around humanitarian pooled fund mechanisms and avenues to explore to enhance the efficiency, impact and access to pooled funds to the benefit of people affected by crisis. Check the recording and presentations.