The Pooled Funds StoryHub is a collection of stories that show the impact of the OCHA-managed pooled funds: the global Central Emergency Response Fund, the Country-based Pooled Funds, and one regional fund, for West and Central Africa.
OCHA’s pooled funds help provide life-saving assistance to the world’s most vulnerable people, with contributions from national governments, foundations, and private individuals. From ensuring safe drinking water and shelter in Ukraine, to supporting people displaced by unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa, to surviving Kyrgyzstan’s coldest winter, these human stories help illustrate how pooled fund support makes a difference in the lives of real people dealing with severe crises.
- OCHA’s pooled funds enable lifesaving humanitarian response for people in GazaoPt | 2023 | CBPF and CERF “It is terrifying. I hug and shield her with my body, fearing for her safety from breaking glass and collapsing buildings.”
- Pooled funds work together to deliver aid after earthquakes in Syria, Türkiye“For the cost of two tents – which have to be replaced every six months – we’d like to provide a dignified shelter, providing more privacy, more durability and lasting much longer.”
- Emergency, ready-to-eat meals for people in the most dangerous areasUkraine | 2023 | CBPF “It’s not possible to stay here. It’s very dangerous. But he doesn’t want to go anywhere. I don’t know what to do in this situation.”