The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies ( CBHA ) consists of 15 UK based NGOs – ActionAid , Action Against Hunger , CARE International UK, CAFOD , Christian Aid , Concern Worldwide UK, International Relief , International Rescue Committee , Islamic Relief Worldwide, Merlin , Oxfam GB , UK International Plan , Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World VisionUK. The consortium was officially established on March 1, 2010.
The main purpose of the consortium is to promote collaboration among NGOs in order to deliver more effective humanitarian relief in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
The consortium is implementing a 2-year project, funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). This project consists of the following components:
- Creating an emergency response fund to Provide predictable funds in the first 48 hours of an emergency so That agencies will-have the resources and capacity to deliver emergency aid in the immediate aftermath of a disasteror other crisis, in advance of other emergency funding Becoming available.
- running capacity building initiatives to increase the numbers and competencies of national and international level leaders.
- increasing the availability of human resources surge capacity to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies
- improving supply chain logistics systems to improve the efficiency of tracking, transport and distribution of relief items.
- Establishing a system to collate and Disseminate key lessons and good practice and integrate learning into future assessments and strategic scheduling of the CBHA