Swedish Funding For The Emergency Response Fund In Indonesia

Sweden will fund the continuation and
expansion of the Indonesia Emergency Response Fund with 2 USD for a period of
two years.
    The ERF was
initiated by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
in recognition of the need of a mechanism that would ensure Indonesian NGOs a
flexible and rapid source of funding to cope with emergency situations.
    The ERF
covers any region throughout Indonesia
that is struck by a man-made or natural disaster. The funding from Sweden is to be
used to finance small scale relief efforts as well as rehabilitation and
capacity building for improved emergency preparedness.
    Sweden supported the ERF
already in 2007 with 1,1 MUSD and these funds have been used to finance 13
projects in several regions, mitigating the effects of disasters by meeting
short-term humanitarian needs such as food, shelter, water and sanitation,
nutrition and health services.


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