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Countries that approved the reallocation of the MINUSTAH unencumbered balance towards the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF:

Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Paraguay, Portugal, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela

Fund Date:

Start date: October 2016

End date: December 2022


How to Contribute

  • NEW! To assist Haitians who have been affected by cholera, please DONATE ONLINE to the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF - CLICK HERE. Through this rapid and flexible response mechanism your contribution will make a meaningful difference! Your donation is administered by the UN Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States (EIN/tax ID number: 58-2368165). Your donations are fully tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowable by law.

UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF Reports:

Advisory Committee Meetings:

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Port-au-Prince, November 05, 2017 The Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, along with the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti, Josette Sheeran, concluded a three day visit today, marking a new spirit of partnership between the UN and Haiti, grounded in shared commitment to ensure that Haiti shifts from emergency response to durable solutions, from assistance to investment, from handouts to hand-in-hand cooperation for sustainable development, democracy and dignity for all Haitians.
On 8 September 2017 the Government of India signed the Addendum N.1 to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
Doha, November 13, 2018 Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, Manager of Country Programs at Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of US$ 1,500,000 to the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF. QFFD is now the second largest contributor to the Fund, following the Government of the Republic of Korea.
Port-au-Prince, November 05, 2017 “I am heartened in the knowledge that the ability to eliminate the transmission of cholera is within our reach. But, there is no room for complacency. We need to do much more in partnership with the people of Haiti, because the loss of even one life is too many. International donors must provide immediate funding to maintain the work of Emergency Response Teams and community engagement in the immediate term as well as support to the National Plan to Eradicate Cholera in the medium and long term—this is critical to consolidate our gains and avoid losing the hard fought victories,” concluded the DSG.
On 18 January 2017 the Government of India made a contribution of USD 100,000 to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which finances critical priorities of the New UN System Approach to Cholera in Haiti and provides a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN System and partners. The aim is to significantly improve access to care and treatment in short term and also to address issues of Water & Sanitation and Health Systems in long term, which are essential to the achievement of SDGs, especially the SDG#6. Mr. Ashish Sinha, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, handed over a cheque of US $100,000 towards India’s contribution. The Government of India is the fourth contributor to the Fund, along with the Governments of France, Korea and Liechtenstein.
Port-au-Prince, November 05, 2017 The delegation, accompanied by the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), Ms. Susan Page and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator (DSRSG/RC/HC), Dr. Mamadou Diallo, met with Haitians who have fallen victim to cholera, national and local authorities, community members and leaders, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, religious groups and civil society.
Port-au-Prince, November 05, 2017 The Deputy Secretary-General spoke of a new era and a renewed relationship between the UN and Haiti. “We came to Haiti to try to find a new and more meaningful way of doing things, because in the past we have fallen short. Yesterday we visited communities that are still suffering from cholera. In our visit we saw community efforts by women, men and young people—some very young—who are involved in fighting cholera every day on the front lines.


Since the outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010, an estimated 780,000 people have been affected by the disease and more than 9,000 people have died. This has had a tragic impact on families and communities who have been touched by the disease and highlighted the need to improve access to clean water, working sanitation and better health infrastructure for all Haitians. Concerted national and international efforts since 2010 have resulted in a 90 per cent reduction in the number of suspected cases. This number remains high, however, and recent outbreaks show the continued vulnerability of the population to the disease.  Cholera outbreak management is complex, requires extensive preparation and calls for several elements to be in place at the same time: people to be mobilized with information and basic requirements for prevention; surveillance for suspected cases; notification; a rapid coordinated response; and a complementary, preventive vaccination campaign. The impact of cholera must also be tackled by providing support to the affected population, and helping communities and families get back on their feet, ease their plight and better their lives.

To address this critical situation, the Secretary-General announced a new approach which has two tracks:

Track 1a: intensifying immediate efforts to cut transmission of cholera and improve access to care and treatment; and,

Track 1b: addressing the longer-term issues of water, sanitation and health systems.

Track 2: development of a package of material assistance and support for those most affected by cholera.These efforts will include victims of the disease, their families and communities.

To generate and manage resources towards this new approach, the UN Secretary-General in collaboration with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (UN AFP) has launched the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF). The aim of this inter-agency pooled funding mechanism is to rapidly resource the UN system responses to cholera in Haiti, in accordance with the overview of needs and requirements and the strategic objectives of the new approach.

The UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF will ensure:

  • Support to the Government of Haiti's new prioritized  mid-term cholera elimination plan (2016-2018);
  • A coherent and coordinated UN System contribution to the overall response through a common financing mechanism, building on specific UN AFP mandates and procedures;
  • Address the impact of cholera through assistance to those affected;
  • Mobilization of funding from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental organizations, private sector partners, philanthropic organizations, and individuals, and establishment of an accountable, transparent and cost-effective financial instrument;
  • A results-based management system to enable monitoring of the Fund's contribution to the Cholera response; and
  • Support for the UN's efforts in establishing a platform that facilitates the work of other partners and stakeholders in the fulfillment of the inter-agency actions.

Governance Structure

The UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF Advisory Committee will provide guidance to the Co-Chairs in the management of the UN Haiti Cholera Response Fund. The Advisory Committee will also serve as a forum for discussing strategic issues and sharing information on funding coverage. The Advisory Committee will consist of the following members: the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti and the Director of the Sustainable Development Unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (as Co-Chairs), the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General/UN Humanitarian Coordinator/UN Resident Coordinator (DSRSG/HC/RC) for Haiti, UNICEF, PAHO/WHO, UNDP and other UNCT members as appropriate, and up to four donors. The Government of Haiti, represented at the level of the Permanent Representative to the UN in NY, will have observer status. The MPTF Office will serve as ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee.

A Fund Secretariat hosted by the MPTF Office provides the administrative support to the Co-Chairs of the Advisory Committee. The Secretariat supports the fund mobilization efforts led by the Co-Chairs; organize calls for and appraisal of proposals; and monitor and report on Fund’s programmatic and operational performance to the Advisory Committee.

The UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF is designed to support and allocate resources to Recipient UN Organizations (UN Funds and Programmes and UN Specialized Agencies), and Implementing Partners (Government and NGOs) in undertaking specific activities and functions, aligned with the new UN System Approach on Cholera in Haiti.

The Fund is administered by the UNDP MPTF Office (, acting as the Administrative Agent. The MPTF Office is responsible for Fund design and set-up, the maintenance of the Fund account, the receipt of donor contributions and the disbursement of funds upon instructions from the Chair and provision of periodic consolidated reports.

Fund Operation

Proposals to finance the strategic objectives of the new UN System Approach on Cholera will be supported by the Fund. Operational procedures of the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF are streamlined to facilitate rapid fund allocation processes.  

How to Contribute

Contributions to the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF may be accepted from Member States, inter-governmental or nongovernmental organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals. In order to contribute to the Fund, the Standard Administrative Arrangement with the MPTF Office needs to be signed. The UN Foundation has established a mechanism to channel private gifts from individuals, companies or philanthropies to the Haiti Cholera Fund (see for how to give). Contributors are encouraged to provide un-earmarked contributions.  If due to specific donor preferences the un-earmarked contributions are not feasible, donors may earmark their contributions to a specific Track of the UN Haiti Cholera Response.

Recent Documents

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 21,888,101  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 296,704  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   22,184,804
Transferred to Participating Organizations 16,053,467  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -63,383  
Administrative Agent Fee 218,881  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 872  
Total use of funds   16,209,837
Balance with Administrative Agent   5,974,967
As a percentage of deposits   27.3%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 16,053,467  
Total resources   16,053,467
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 10,467,261  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -63,383  
Total expenses     10,530,644
Balance with Participating Organizations   5,522,824
As a percentage of transfers   34.4%
Total Balance of Funds   11,497,791
As a percentage of deposits   52.5%
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Mr. Ramsey Ben Achour, Representative of the Special Envoy for Haiti 
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