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Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE): Contributions and allocations


Since the CFE’s launch in 2015, 11 Member State contributors have provided US$44.5 million to the fund.

CFE Contributors in US$ (up to 30 September 2017)

The generosity of our resource partners makes the CFE a fast and flexible financing instrument that gives WHO the funding it needs to kick start emergency response operations.

Funding gap

The World Health Assembly, WHO’s governing body, set a US$100 million funding target when it established the CFE in 2015 to ensure the impact and effectiveness of the CFE. Currently, the fund has a US$55.5 million funding gap which WHO is seeking to address through an enhanced resource mobilization strategy.


Since the CFE’s launch in 2015, the fund has allocated US$30.2 million to a total of 40 emergencies: 1 global, 2 regional, and to 29 countries/territories. Most CFE allocations are released within 24 hours, responding to disease outbreaks, natural disaster and complex humanitarian crises.

List of allocations since inception in US$ (up to 30 September 2017)