Calls for Covid19 applications (Call 20-011 OW & Call 20-012 PC)

Nyheder   •   Maj 19, 2020 11:48 CEST

DERF has received an extraordinary grant from the Ministry for humanitarian funding for the currently evolving COVID19 global crisis. The humanitarian funding concerns the Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) which has been activated by the UN issued International appeal, the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) on COVID19.

Thus, DERF has the following two (2) COVID19 Calls for applications:

1.Humanitarian interventions in COVID19 on-watch countries, (20-011-OW COVID19 May 2020 Call

2.Humanitarian interventions in COVID19 priority countries. 20-012-PC COVID19 May 2020 Call

This means that the DERF is currently open to provide financial support for humanitarian interventions responding to the COVID19 crisis in a total of 63 countries which are mentioned in the COVID19 GHRP as on-watch countries and priority countries respectively. These countries are listed in the attached Call for application documents and they are also mentioned in the GHRP. Find the GHRP by link here or on the UN OCHA website at www.unocha.org Find also the latest updated version attached to this email.

In the attached two DERF Call for application documents, you can read more about the conditions for applying for COVID19 funding under the two Call for applications.

In addition to the two Call for applications documents, it is important that you read the COVID19 Supplement to the DERF Funding Guidelines as well as the DERF Funding Guidelines themselves, so that you are fully aware of the conditions under which you can seek for funding and your application will be assessed. The guidelines including the supplement can be accessed here.


Guidance in applying for DERF funding under these calls:

Applications can be submitted from Tuesday 19.05.2020 until Sunday 7.06.2020 at 23:59. Applications shall be assessed and rejected/approved on an ongoing basis as they are received.

Should you need more information and/or guidance in seeking DERF funding for COVID19 interventions, you are encouraged to attend one of the webinars offered by the DERF team. Registration deadline is on Wednesday 20.05.2020 latest 15:00 hrs by sending an email to derf@cisu.dk.

Kindly note,

  • applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered
  • that applications shall be uploaded via the CISU online application module
  • if your organization is not pre-qualified for funding you shall send two different kinds of applications, please follow the link to the procedures.
  • that you must use the new COVID19 specific application formats.– one is for interventions in on-watch countries, and one format is for interventions in priority countries. Applications not in the new DERF COVID19 formats available will not be considered

The DERF team is happy to announce that an agreement on the scope of implementing has been reached with Danida on these additional funds. Thus, DERF has the following two (2) COVID19 Calls for applications: A. Humanitarian interventions in COVID19 on-watch countries, (20-011-OW COVID19 May 2020 Call B. Humanitarian interventions in COVID19 priority countries. 20-012-PC COVID19 May 2020 Call

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COVID-19 response - polical agreement to allocate 25 mill. DKK to the DERF pool of funds.

Nyheder   •   Apr 02, 2020 18:46 CEST

As part of the Danish response on COVID-19, the DERF pool of funds has been allocated 25 mill. DKK. as part of the broad political agreement reached by the Government on 1 April 2020.

DERF users are hereby informed that the 25 mill. DKK COVD-19 funding will be operationalized on the basis of an agreement with Danida on these additional funds.

As soon as we have an agreement clarifying the mandate within which these funds can be spent, we shall inform all DERF users through this website (MyNewsDesk) and CISU website (the CISU newsletter).

We are aware that many of the DERF users urgently want to respond to the consequences global COVID-10 crisis, but we kindly request you to await the finalization of the agreement with Danida before contacting us.

You can read more about it in Danish here: 

https://www.cisu.dk/aktuelt/nyheder#/news/derf-tilfoeres-25-millioner-399057 

As part of the Danish response on COVID-19, the DERF pool of funds has been allocated 25 mill. DKK. as part of the broad political agreement reached by the Government on 1 April 2020. DERF users are hereby informed that the 25 mill. DKK COVD-19 funding will be operationalized on the basis of an agreement with Danida on these additional funds. For more information, please read below.

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20-013-RO DERF Alert note Port Explosion in Beirut

Nyheder   •   Aug 10, 2020 12:05 CEST

The deadly and devastating chemical explosion on August 4th that killed at least 135 persons, injured 5.000 and left 300.000 people displaced from their homes in Beirut[1], puts extraordinary pressures on primary health structures. The explosion left homes and business destroyed, risking the security, sanitation and livelihoods of the city’s inhabitants.

Several health facilities were damaged by the explosion as Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, and Hopital des Soeurs du Rosare, were ravaged, killing and injuring patients and staff, and adding to current strains already imposed on the official health structures due to the COVID-19 crisis[2], where hospitals are overwhelmed and front-line workers exhausted.

Adding to the socio-economic crisis faced by Lebanon, the August 4th explosion occurs at a time where Beirut’s most vulnerable citizens risk being left behind.

There is a concrete risk that such sudden level of distress and trauma – added to several months of durenes (lack of water, electricity, COVID-19 crisis, poor economy) may lead the local population as well as local powerholders to destabilise the already fragile socio-political context. Immediate health relief both physical and mental can mitigate such risk.

[1] https://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/lebanon-beirut-port-explosions-situation-report-no-1-5-august-2020

[2] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/world/middleeast/beirut-lebanon-explosion.html

DIGNITY have submitted an alert note regarding the situation in Beirut in Lebanon. An explosion in August killed at least 135 persons while also injuring and making many more displaced. Health facilities were damaged adding to the strains imposed on the health system due to COVID-19. The level of distress and trauma added to months of dureness may destabilise the fragile socio-political context

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DERF lukker midlertidigt for calls

Nyheder   •   Jun 09, 2020 15:43 CEST

Den danske nødshjælpspulje har også i år været udsat for et en så intens interesse fra ansøgere, at det er nødvendigt at sætte den på pause.

Danske civilorganisationer kan sammen med lokale partnere søge om midler som modsvar på humanitære kriser. Det sker normalt sådan, at nogen søger om oprettelsen af et såkaldt call, hvor man kan søge om støtte i forbindelse med en specifik krise. Når call’et er oprettet, kan organisationer så søge om støtte til den.

Allerede i marts var halvdelen af de tilrådeværende midler for 2020 bevilget. For at sikre, at man også i sidste halvdel af 2020 vil kunne reagere på kriser, er der derfor nu lukket for calls frem til 1. august.

Allerede i marts var halvdelen af de tilrådeværende midler for 2020 bevilget. For at sikre, at man også i sidste halvdel af 2020 vil kunne reagere på kriser, er der derfor nu lukket for calls frem til 1. august.

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Update on Covid19 (Call 20-011 OW & Call 20-012 PC)

Nyheder   •   Jun 03, 2020 14:21 CEST

DERF has received an extraordinary grant from the Ministry for humanitarian funding for the currently evolving COVID19 global crisis. The humanitarian funding concerns the Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) which has been activated by the UN issued International appeal, the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) on COVID19.

On Wednesday morning CISU had received applications that totalled an amount equal to 80 pct. of the grant. Applications for 10 pct. of the amount has already been processed and approved.

The deadline is this coming Sunday. 

Wednesday morning 10 pct. of the grant has been processed and approved

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20-010-RO Alert Note Floods in Somalia (Fund not activated)

Nyheder   •   Maj 11, 2020 15:02 CEST

OFROSOM has submitted an Alert Note regarding flooding in Somalia.

At least 16 people has died while more than 200.000 people have been affected by torrential rains and riverine floods since the Gu' rain started in Somalia four weeks ago.

For further information, please refer to the alert note.

OFROSOM has submitted an Alert Note regarding flooding in Somalia. At least 16 people has died while more than 200.000 people have been affected by torrential rains and riverine floods since the Gu' rain started in Somalia four weeks ago. For further information, please refer to the alert note.

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20-009 R0 Floods in Kivu Province (Uvira +Baraka), DRC (Fund Not Activated)

Nyheder   •   Apr 28, 2020 12:21 CEST

The crisis is in DR Congo, in the province of South – Kivu, exactly in UVIRA town and BARAKA. These two towns are built besideTanganyika lake.
There are situated between the lake and the chain of montains called Mitumba Montains. Each town is made of three communes and several and several streets.

Over floating caused by a natural dam-broke due to the heavy rain. When the river at night broke through the dam caused by a big landslide in the mountains, the flood came down as a big wave destroying houses on its way through the town and leaving people without shelter.

For further information, please refer to the alert notes.

BDM – Brødremenighedens Danske Mission, NIF-Naboskab International Forening and Help your Next have submitted alerts regarding the recent floods in the Kivu Province in DR Congo. The alerts will be processed by the DERF Management as per the DERF guidelines. For further information, please refer to the alert notes.

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20-007 DERF Alert note Flooding in Bukede, Uganda (Fund not activated)

Nyheder   •   Apr 07, 2020 09:15 CEST

Seniors without Borders have submitted an alert note regarding the flooding in Bukede, Uganda. 

Bukedea District was affected by floods and water logging due to the torrental rains that hit Eastern uganda between October to November 2019. Crops were destroyed, roads and bridges damaged which increased the school dropouts, scarcity of drinking water and WASH related diseases.


The decision by the DERF is not to activate the fund. 

Please refer to the alert note and decision note for further information.

Seniors without Borders have submitted an alert note regarding the flooding in Bukede, Uganda. The decision by the DERF is not to activate the fund. Please refer to the alert note and decision note for further information.

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20-006-RO DERF Alert Note - COVID19 Herat Afghanistan and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Nyheder   •   Mar 27, 2020 13:41 CET

Thousands of Afghan refugees are forced to return to Afghanistan from Iran due to the COVID-19. With the screening capacity of health administration of Herat stretched to the limit, the high influx of returnees is highly likely to instigate an epidemic in the province.

The Danish Afghanistan Committee (DAC) on behalf of Rural Rehabilitation Association for Afghanistan (RRAA) has submitted a alert note regarding COVID19 Herat Afghanistan, and Support Association to The Danish House in Palestine has submitted an alert note regarding COVID19 in Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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20-005-SP DERF Alert Note - Conflict in Faryab and Takhar, Afghanistan (Not activated)

Nyheder   •   Mar 03, 2020 13:28 CET

Danish People’s Aid has submitted a alert note regarding the Conflict in Faryab and Takhar, Afghanistan.

For more details see the alert note.

Danish People’s Aid has submitted a alert note regarding the Conflict in Faryab and Takhar, Afghanistan. For more details see the alert note.

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