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Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE): Contributions and allocations


Contributions to the Contingency Fund for Emergencies up to 25 October 2017: US$44.5 million. Allocations up to 25 October 2017 US$ 33 million in support of WHO activities in response to 42 emergencies worldwide.

CFE Contributors in US$ (up to 31 October 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 made 42 emergency allocations for a total of $33 million to 31 countries/territories, 2 regional and 1 global response. 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 October 2017)